Hinchcliffe is the 8athlete 8featured on the 8homepage of GoDaddy .com, the primary sponsor of both drivers.
Patrick has been with GoDaddy since joining Andretti Auto8sport in 2007. Hinchcliffe took Patrick’s place on the Indianapolis-based Izod IndyCar Series team during the offseason when Patrick moved to NASCAR. Patrick drives in the Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports, owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Patrick played along Tuesday when asked about GoDaddy’s 8decision during an appearance at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, site of her Nationwide Series race July 28.
“Hey, if you like him up there, go ahead,” she said sarcastically of Hinchcliffe. “If you want me up there, you know, say so.”
If Patrick is the queen of auto racing. Hinchcliffe, 25, is the king of its social media. He and his marketing team have built a fan-friendly campaign tied to proclaiming the Toronto-area native “the Mayor of Hinchtown.” The push to get Hinchcliffe to take Patrick’s prominent spot on the website was known as “Hinch for 8Homepage.”
Hinchcliffe is having a breakout sophomore IndyCar season. He is fifth in the points standings through 10 of 15 races.
Patrick, 30, is ninth in the Nationwide standings, which counts only NASCAR drivers committed to that series. She has a pole and one top-10 finish in 16 races this season.
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NW: 7, 31, 3, 11, 60, 88, 12
Trucks: 9, 88, 3, 7, 17, 31
IRL: 10, 11, 12, 26, 3, 38, 27
RIP Dan Wheldon
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