NASCAR

Patrick offers views on sponsor CEO

FOX Sports
Share This Story

   
 

Danica Patrick says the new CEO of Go Daddy, the company that backs her NASCAR Sprint Cup effort, likes racing – and that’s a good thing.

best of danica

DANICA'S BEST

There's no one like Danica, both on and off the track. Check out some of our favorite photos of Danica in action.

Patrick has a lengthy relationship with the company, carrying its GoDaddy.com sponsorship in her IndyCar and NASCAR racing careers. Blake Irving recently took over the company and, as with any group, a change in leadership can lead to questions about where things are heading.

Patrick, who is in her first full season of Sprint Cup competition with Stewart-Haas Racing, has already met with Irving.

She said the first time she met him, she planned to “just say hello and I spend 45 minutes in his office.”

She said that he has “big plans” for the company.

“He’s very good at what he does and he has the power to make what he wants to happen, happen because he has a lot of good people that he’s worked with over the years with the other companies that he has worked with,” she said. “GoDaddy is an incredible company. They’ve grown so much over the last decade and that’s not going to end by any means.”

The question is, will he impact her relationship with the company – or any future contract negotiations. Patrick was asked Friday at Pocono Raceway if Irving had given her any assurances she’d remain with Go Daddy in the future.

PHOTOS!

NASCAR's Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck series in action at Pocono, plus the Nationwide Series hits Iowa. CHECK OUT THE BEST SCENES FROM THE WEEKEND

Her answer?

“I mean, Go Daddy has been an incredible partner for a really long time and like I said, the most important thing is that there is return on investment for them and that their company keeps growing,” she said. “And if they keep growing and I’m a part of that, I feel like we’re linked together and we help each other with the success. But it takes two.

“So my job is to do the best I can for them, and hope that it always continues. It’s been great so far for a long time and we’ve done a couple of contracts, so yeah. I like to think in my mind it starts today, every day it starts, you know? And you just go out and do the best job you can.”

Tagged: Danica Patrick

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



NASCAR Videos

Larry’s Notebook: Is Jimmie Johnson Behind the Curve? Posted: Jul 15, 2014
Larry McReynolds weighs in on whether or not the No. 48 will be at a disadvantag...

Larry’s Notebook: Off-Week Blues Posted: Jul 15, 2014
Larry McReynolds weighs in on which teams will benefit the most from the week of...

Winner's Weekend: Brad Keselowski Unstoppable at Loudon Posted: Jul 15, 2014
The biggest issue the No. 2 team faced at Loudon was where to hide the champagne...

More Than Sports on MSN

Fox Sports Store

    itemName itemURL imageSrc price itemDescription
    Chase Authentics Danica Patrick Big Rig Tri-Blend T-Shirt - Charcoal http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Danica_Patrick/browse/featuredproduct/974547/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_974000/ff_974547_xl.jpg&w=100 26.95 Chase Authentics Danica Patrick Big Rig Tri-Blend T-Shirt - Charcoal
    Kyle Busch One Spot Gauge T-Shirt - Black http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Kyle_Busch/browse/featuredproduct/1011659/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1011000/ff_1011659_xl.jpg&w=100 19.95 Kyle Busch One Spot Gauge T-Shirt - Black
    Matt Kenseth One Spot Gauge T-Shirt - Black http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Matt_Kenseth/browse/featuredproduct/1011661/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1011000/ff_1011661_xl.jpg&w=100 9.99 Matt Kenseth One Spot Gauge T-Shirt - Black
    Chase Authentics Carl Edwards 2013 Driver Schedule T-Shirt - Ash http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Carl_Edwards/browse/featuredproduct/1041164/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1041000/ff_1041164_xl.jpg&w=100 24.95 Chase Authentics Carl Edwards 2013 Driver Schedule T-Shirt - Ash