Stewart-Haas Racing continues to add to its sponsor portfolio alongside GoDaddy and Aspen Dental for Danica Patrick, with news out Tuesday that TaxACT will join the No. 10 Chevrolet lineup as a new primary sponsor.
TaxACT will be co-primary sponsor with GoDaddy at next month’s Sprint Unlimited race at Daytona International Speedway. It will be sole primary at Martinsville Speedway in March.
“The speed, passion and determination that embodies NASCAR aligns with our approach to business, and when Stewart-Haas Racing brought the opportunity for TaxACT to partner with Danica Patrick, we jumped at it,” JoAnn Kintzel, president, TaxACT, said in a release.
Added Patrick, “TaxACT’s sponsorship of our race team will span the height of tax season for most people. It’s a great way to promote a terrific product.”
Patrick always enters Daytona as a driver to watch given her restrictor plate prowess, and has also done well at Martinsville throughout her NASCAR career. The timing of this sponsorship works well in the run-up to tax season, and at two events where it can be prominently featured.
The 33-car field of the 104th Indianapolis 500 will be set through the two-day Indy 500 qualifying schedule Saturday and Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Today’s session will determine the nine cars that will compete for the pole position and starting positions 10-30.
On Sunday, the pole position then will be determined in a Fast Nine Shootout (the top nine qualifiers also received NTT IndyCar Series points).
All on-track activity will be on NBC Sports Gold’s IndyCar pass (click here for streaming Saturday and here for Sunday), and Indy 500 qualifying will be on NBC from 3-5 p.m. ET Saturday and Indy 500 pole qualifying from 1-3 p.m. ET on NBC.
Last year, Simon Pagenaud captured the pole position on the way to winning last year’s Indy 500.
Qualifying speeds at Indianapolis Motor Speedway are determined by a four-lap average around the 2.5-mile track.
Here is the Indy 500 qualifying schedule and how to watch on TV:
Saturday, Aug. 15
5:30 a.m. – Garage opens
6 a.m. – Tech inspection
8:30-9:30 a.m. – Indianapolis 500 practice (NBC Sports Gold)
11 a.m.-5 p.m. – Indianapolis 500 qualifying (NBC Sports Gold; NBC coverage from 3-5 p.m.; NBCSN 5-6 p.m.)
7:30 p.m. – Garage closes
Sunday, Aug. 16
8 a.m. – Garage opens
9 a.m. — Tech inspection
11-11:30 a.m. – Indianapolis 500 practice (NBC Sports Gold)
1:15-2:15 p.m. – Fast Nine pole qualifying (NBC begins at 1 p.m., NBC Sports Gold)
3:30-6 p.m. – Indianapolis 500 practice (NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold)