Danica Patrick and GoDaddy have found their match for the 2018 Daytona 500: Premium Motorsports.
Patrick will drive for the Jay Robinson-owned team in what is currently planned as her final NASCAR start at the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the team announced Monday, Jan. 22.
Her car number will be No. 7, Patrick’s first number in NASCAR when she joined the XFINITY Series earlier in the decade with JR Motorsports. Her former crew chief, Tony Eury Jr., will also reunite with Patrick for the effort.
“I’ll be back in GoDaddy green, driving the No. 7 Chevrolet with Tony Jr. in my ear again,” Patrick said in a press statement. “It all makes my last NASCAR race just that much sweeter.”
The effort will utilize one of Premium Motorsports’ charters, meaning Patrick will be locked into the Daytona 500 field regardless of her qualifying position and/or result in the qualifying races.
The team will have engineering support from Richard Childress Racing and ECR motors for the event.
Patrick plans to race one more time past the Daytona 500 — the 2018 Indianapolis 500 in the IndyCar Series — before retiring.
Premium Motorsports has not yet announced its full driver lineup for the 2018 season.