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Sprint Cup - Tony Stewart Regarding Danica Patrick's Limited NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Schedule with Stewart-Haas In 2012

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KANNAPOLIS, Aug. 25, 2011: In a press conference earlier today in Scottsdale, Ariz., Danica Patrick announced she will run a limited NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in 2012 with sponsorship from Go Daddy, the world’s largest Web hosting company and domain registrar in the world.

Below is a statement from Tony Stewart, co-owner of SHR with Gene Haas, regarding Patrick’s move to NASCAR and to SHR.

“We’re very excited to have Danica Patrick and Go Daddy join Stewart-Haas Racing in 2012 for a limited NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule with the intention of us running her full-time in Sprint Cup in 2013. We’re proud of the fact she wants to come and be a part of Stewart-Haas Racing and what we’ve built with Ryan Newman and myself and all of our partners. Having Danica and Go Daddy as a combination at SHR is something we’re really looking forward to.

“The thing you see in Danica right away is how determined she is to be good at what she does. She’s very dedicated to taking the time and effort to make the transition from Indy cars to stock cars. She has talent, she has the right mindset and she has the proper drive and determination. It doesn’t matter who it is you’re looking for, those are the key attributes that you look for in a driver, and Danica’s got them.”