Danica Patrick to run Talladega Nationwide race

Patrick Smith

Danica Patrick to start Nationwide Series race at Talladega.

Danica Patrick will return to the Nationwide Series Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway.

This marks Patrick's second Nationwide start of the year, as she had competed in the season-opening race at Daytona. In that race she led five laps before an engine-related issue put her in the garage early. She finished 36th.

Just as she did at Daytona, Patrick will again be driving the No. 34 Chevrolet for Turner Scott Motorsports at Talladega.

"We had a great run going in Daytona, and I'm hoping we can pick up where we left off," Patrick said.

That Patrick is competing at Talladega does not come as a surprise. In a short amount of time she has quickly adapted to restrictor-plate racing and proved to be competitive.

At Daytona in February, she become first female to win a pole in a Sprint Cup race and ran in the top 10 throughout the Daytona 500 en route to an eighth-place finish.

"We are very happy to welcome back Danica Patrick to the Turner Scott Motorsports Nationwide lineup this weekend in Talladega," said team co-owner Harry Scott Jr. "We were extremely pleased with Danica's efforts in Daytona and felt like we had all of the pieces in place to be successful.

"There's a very good chance of Danica bringing home Turner Scott Motorsports' first Nationwide win of the season."

More from SB Nation:

2014 NFL mock draft: Who gets Clowney?

The strangest golf shot you’ve ever seen

Florida’s most ridiculous recruiting Photoshops

Rick Pitino gets inked up

Sparking the anti-NCAA revolution

Don’t steal this squirrel’s nuts

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.