CHARLOTTE, N.C. —is finished at Stewart-Haas Racing.
Patrick posted a matter on her Facebook page Tuesday observant her time with Stewart-Haas “had come to an end” due to a new sponsorship arrangement for the group next season.
“It has been my respect to drive for Tony Stewart, Gene Haas and everybody at Stewart-Haas Racing for the past 6 seasons. Together we warranted a Daytona 500 pole, 7 top-10 finishes and we also had some sparkling racing along the way,” she pronounced in the statement.
Her future in NASCAR’s top Cup series next deteriorate is now an open question. Patrick says she stays focused on the rest of the season.
The matter came shortly after Smithfield Foods pronounced it will leave Richard Petty Motorsports to turn a primary unite at Stewart-Haas next year.
The news is a blow to RPM, but it also forced changes at Stewart-Haas, which has struggled with sponsorship for 3 of its 4 cars, including the No. 10 driven by Patrick.