NASCAR drivers, community react to Danica Patrick’s deal with Nature’s Bakery

Image courtesy of @CandiceSpencer.
Image courtesy of @CandiceSpencer.

Image courtesy of @CandiceSpencer.

New sponsors in NASCAR are the lifeblood of the sport. Danica Patrick, one of the most popular drivers at the Sprint Cup level, secured a new one on Tuesday when she revealed she would partner with Nature’s Bakery for 28 races during the 2016 season.

Patrick was ecstatic during the press conference, saying the new paint scheme is “A really good color for me. … It’s going to look great against my skin tone.” That likely marked the first time anyone has ever heard that statement from a driver during a press conference.

Tony Stewart was also on hand to announce that Stewart-Haas Racing re-signed Patrick to a multi-year deal. No specifics were stated, but Stewart said, “Danica belongs in the Sprint Cup Series. We’re very happy to have her in our team.”

Naturally, the NASCAR community provided their thoughts on the new deal for Patrick and her partnership with Nature’s Bakery. Here’s a look at some of the best reactions from around the sport.

 

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