An influential NASCAR voice weighs in on Danica Patrick's future

Danica Patrick has said she wants to keep racing.

Tony Stewart believes that's what going to happen.

Stewart made an appearance on the Dan  Patrick Show, where he said he doesn't believe we've seen the last of Patrick on the race track.

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"I don't know. I don't know what she has planned," he said in remarks reported by "She has so much stuff going on. She reminds me a lot of me. She's got wineries, she's got her yoga stuff, she's got a clothing line she's working on. But I don't see her leaving the sport. She's that driven and that competitive. She still wants to win."


Patrick, who announced earlier this month that she wasn't returning to Stewart-Haas Racing -- she didn't have a sponsor for next year -- said she's not retiring from racing.

"That's just not the case. It really just means that I'm not going to be driving for that team anymore. I've said for the last year or two that, you know, I'll do it as long as it's fun," Patrick said in remarks reported by the Chicago Sun Times. "What's fun is doing well. So, if I feel like I have an opportunity to be in a car that's going to give me the ability to have fun, which is run well, then that's what I'm doing to do."

She also told ESPN that while she's consider IndyCar, it's not in her sights right now.