NASCAR America: Danica Patrick on what’s next after the 2017 season


With six races remaining in her tenure at Stewart-Haas Racing, Danica Patrick doesn’t know yet what is ahead, but she is discussing it.

“It’s obviously figuring out what to do next and how it looks,” Patrick said during Wednesday’s NASCAR America at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “If I’m going to race for another team. If I’m going to going to keep going. If I’m not going to keep going. All that stuff is getting figured out right now.”

Patrick is completing her fifth full season in NASCAR’s premier series, driving the No. 10 Ford. She confirmed she would continue racing in Cup only if she can remain in a competitive ride.

“All I can say is I’m very open-minded,” she said. “With anything in life, you can’t force things to happen. I mean you can force, but I feel like you pay the price at some point in time. You prolong the pain or have to clean up a mess later.

“So I’m just in a ‘go with the flow’ mode. What comes will come. And it’s going to be great. It’s going to all be wonderful. All I know is I keep in mind all the things I want for my life, and everything will fit in according to that.”

See what else Patrick had to tell Krista Voda, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte about her future in the video above.