Danica Patrick to drive Daytona 500 for Premium Motorsports
Danica Patrick will have a familiar face working with her in her final Daytona 500.
Patrick will drive for Premium Motorsports and have Tony Eury Jr. as her crew chief for her final NASCAR race. The No. 7 car will use that team’s charter (the No. 15 car last year) to have a guaranteed spot in the field Feb. 18 at Daytona International Speedway.
Eury was crew chief for Patrick in the Xfinity Series during her partial schedules in 2010 and 2011 seasons and most of her full season in 2012.
The good news that is something with Daytona, and even something like the Indy 500, is that the number of drivers that have an opportunity to win the race tends to be higher with both of those races just as a matter of what race it is and what it entails as well as the length of time that you spend [at the track], Patrick said Thursday.
I’m in good shape.
Although eligible for the preseason Clash at Daytona thanks to her 2013 Daytona 500 pole, Patrick will not compete in that exhibition event scheduled for Feb. 11 after Daytona 500 qualifying.
The Bulls, coming off a 7-point home loss to defending NBA champion Golden State three days ago, have won four of five and 15 of 23. They never trailed, taking an 11-point lead midway through the first quarter on Lopez’s dunk and going up 17 on Markkanen’s dunk in the closing seconds of the first half.
The closest Atlanta got in the third was 10 points on John Collins’ dunk. The lead swelled to 25 midway through the fourth on Portis’ 3.
I thought that we really played a complete game tonight, Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg said. I thought that we played with the right mentality.
Dennis Schroder scored 18 points and Dewayne Dedmon had 11 for Atlanta, which showed why it’s spent the season at or near the bottom of the NBA standings.