She's staying

Posted by Iannucci | 9/24/2009 | , , | 5 comments »
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Who knew this otherwise trite little tweet from Danica Patrick would foreshadow today's HUGE news:

I cant believe I have actually been sleeping well since coming home from japan. Getting my solid 8-9 hours per night!

She may be resting easy because The Worldwide Leverage Tour appears to have ended - right where it started. Curt Cavin delivers the scoop that will now allow Fanicas to exhale.

Danica Patrick is now, officially, staying in the IndyCar Series.

Patrick signed a three-year contract to remain with Andretti Green Racing during last weekend's event at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan. She will continue to drive the No. 7 car with a Motorola-based sponsorship.
Same team. Same sponsor. Very interesting.

I'm still trying to soak it in, or maybe it's dragged on so long this is all I have to say about it. I guess my first thought is whether you're elated, disappointed, or just plain shocked at the news, give a moment to thank pressdog - the WWDT project worked.

My second thought is that P1 is going to do a total Snoop Dance when I give her the news. My third thought is...what does this mean for Marco Andretti?


  1. Olive // September 24, 2009 11:15 PM  

    Good for Marco right? He isn't going to be able to find his own sponsorship as usual so he can rely of Danica's and TK's.

  2. pressdog // September 25, 2009 6:03 AM  
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  3. pressdog // September 25, 2009 6:04 AM  

    Sorry for the false start above ....

    THANK GOD. Losing Danica would have been worse than having your eye sockets flooded with hydrochloric acid, and then plunged head-first into a pit of flesh-eating beetles. I don't know if I could have gone on. But wait ... NOW what is everyone going to obsess about?

  4. The SpeedGeek // September 25, 2009 6:14 AM  

    P1 is going to do a "Snoop Dance"? Is she going to be enjoying a gin and juice while she does it? Sounds like she's been hanging out with Hobbson too much...

  5. ganassiboy // September 25, 2009 6:04 PM  

    A few more years of foot stomping, towel tossin', commercialized racing.