Patrick reaches agreement to stay with IRL team

Danica Patrick has reached an agreement on a three-year contract to remain at Andretti Green Racing and stay in the IndyCar
Series, according to a report in Sports Illustrated.

Patrick, 27, the first woman to win a major open-wheel race
in last year’s Indy Japan event, is finishing her fifth season in the IndyCar series and is fifth in points. She’s been rumored
to be considering a move to NASCAR and still could compete in a limited number of races.

Patrick finished sixth
at this year’s Indy Japan, which was won by Scott Dixon.

NASCAR star Tony Stewart said earlier this month that
he has no doubts that Patrick will eventually make the jump to stock cars. In fact, they’ve talked frequently about what it
would take for Patrick to go from open-wheel racing to the heavier cars.

Stewart made the same jump himself more
than a decade ago, leaving the IRL for a more lucrative deal in NASCAR. Stewart told reporters at last week’s Sprint Cup race
in New Hampshire that he has "not made an offer" to Patrick, even though there have been rumors that she’s been
discussing a deal with Stewart-Haas Racing.

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