We finally know where Danica Patrick's 10th and final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start will take place this season: At Kansas Speedway in October.
Patrick's 10th race had been TBA ever since she announced the schedule last year, but it was finally released today. Stewart-Haas Racing chose Kansas because the newly repaved track will allow for an extra test day – and Patrick needs all the track time she can get.
"With the testing rules the way they are, we can't test with her at tracks where NASCAR's top three series compete," SHR competition director Greg Zipadelli said. "That extra day of testing will be huge for her. With the amount of 1.5-mile ovals on the schedule, it made sense to have her compete at Kansas to better prepare her for 2013."
So far, Patrick has competed in three Cup races: The Daytona 500, Darlington and the Coca-Cola 600. Her best finish is 30th (at Charlotte) and she hasn't finished less than five laps down in any of the races so far.
Here's a look at the rest of Patrick's schedule for 2012:
Aug. 25 – Bristol
Sept. 2 – Atlanta
Sept. 16 – Chicago
Sept. 30 – Dover
Oct. 21 – Kansas
Nov. 4 – Texas
Nov. 11 – Phoenix