Danica Patrick splits her time between Scottsdale, Ariz., Chicago and Charlotte, N.C., when not residing in her motorhome during one of the 38 race weekends that comprises the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Even though she’s spent plenty of time in Charlotte this season, this week’s Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway isn’t exactly a “home” race for her like events at Phoenix International Raceway, Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., or even Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
For her GoDaddy crew however, Charlotte is a home game and a valuable one at that. For, given that the race is scheduled for Saturday night, it will offer the rare chance for crewmembers to enjoy a short drive home and an entire Sunday away from the racing world.
While nearly all of Patrick’s crew resides in or around Charlotte, many of them also grew up there. All told, eight GoDaddy crewmembers were raised in North or South Carolina, so this week’s race is understandably more meaningful than others.
As was the case last weekend at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Patrick’s No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) will be predominantly pink in support of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Following up on its $50,000 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation along with the Public Interest Registry, GoDaddy’s “Round-Up for Charity” lets customers round up their purchase to the nearest dollar with proceeds going to the foundation. GoDaddy is also donating a portion of proceeds from sales at Patrick’s merchandise trailer throughout the month of October.