With three races to go in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Danica Patrick and the No. 10 TaxAct Chevrolet SS team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) head in to Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth looking to achieve maximum results.
As Patrick prepares to make her ninth career Sprint Cup start at the 1.5-mile Texas oval this weekend, she enters Sunday’s race having earned solid results at intermediate tracks thus far this season. She’s scored top-20 finishes in five of the nine events at 1.5-mile tracks so far in 2016, including the No. 10 team’s best result of the season – an 11th-place finish at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway last month.
While Patrick finished 21st at Texas in April, she scored back-to-back 16th-place finishes in last year’s events at the track. And in four NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Texas, Patrick earned three top-20 finishes, including a career-best eighth-place effort in April 2012.
In addition to her stock car experience at Texas, Patrick has competed in eight IndyCar Series races there. In that stretch, she scored two top-five finishes and five top-10s. Patrick’s best IndyCar Series result at Texas is a runner-up finish she earned in June 2005.
When Patrick returns to Texas this weekend, the red, white and black colors of TaxAct, the official tax preparation software partner of SHR and Patrick, return to the No. 10 Chevrolet for the AAA Texas 500. Sunday’s race marks the third of four events where TaxAct will serve as the primary sponsor on Patrick’s No. 10 Chevrolet this year. In addition, TaxAct is an associate sponsor on the No. 10 Chevrolet for all non-primary races.
With the 2016 season winding down, Patrick and the No. 10 TaxAct Chevrolet team will be looking to capitalize on their recent success at 1.5-mile tracks as they look for maximum returns Sunday at Texas.