Friday night, she has two chances to race her way into the field for Saturday’s featured event. In previous seasons, the top-two finishers of the Sprint Showdown advanced to the Sprint All-Star Race, but this year the winner of each of two 20-lap segments will advance to Saturday’s race. Patrick has earned top-10 finishes in both prior starts in the Sprint Showdown.
Patrick’s other hope for making the Sprint All-Star Race is via the Sprint Fan Vote. She is one of 32 Sprint Cup drivers eligible for the Sprint Fan Vote this year. Fans can vote through the start of Friday’s Sprint Showdown on the NASCAR mobile app or by visiting NASCAR.com/SprintFanVote.
As Patrick looks to work her way into the Sprint All-Star Race, her No. 10 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) will sport a different look for this weekend’s festivities. Longtime SHR partner Mobil 1 has primary placement on the hood and TV panel, and Aspen Dental is featured on the rear quarter panels of the blue, white and black No. 10 car.
Whether she races her way in or gets voted in by the fans, Patrick hopes to be racing the No. 10 Mobil 1/Aspen Dental Chevrolet SS for a shot at the $1 million winner’s check in Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race.