Catch up to Danica’s NASCAR race car.

The closest most fans ever got to Danica Patrick’s NASCAR race car was during that split second when a flash of GoDaddy green whizzed by, but now you get an up close and personal look at the signature ride of one of the most recognizable female athletes in all of sports.

Take a drive through history… at 200 mph.

Danica was signed by GoDaddy in 2006 after several successful years on the IndyCar circuit. She made history when she became the first woman to win an IndyCar race, and GoDaddy supported her transition to NASCAR. In 2013, Danica made history again, becoming the first woman to win the pole position for the Daytona 500. In 2018, she announced the “Danica Double” retirement tour, with GoDaddy sponsoring her in the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500.

This NASCAR race car ain’t the family minivan.

The final NASCAR race car of Danica’s career was the GoDaddy Chevrolet Camaro sporting the same No. 7 from her early days in the stock car ranks. The car was carefully engineered to squeeze out every last bit of performance, while still meeting NASCAR’s strict technical specifications. When you compare Danica’s Camaro to a street-legal equivalent, you’ll find some big-time differences:

  • Body: At first glance it might look just like the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL 1, but the body of Danica’s NASCAR race car was fabricated from scratch using a combination of steel composite body panels for maximum aerodynamics.
  • Engine: Powering Danica’s NASCAR car is a V-8 motor that displaces more than 350 cubic inches with a compression ratio of 12:1. It’s fed by an electronic fuel injection system, and some of the best gearheads in motorsports tuned it to deliver around 750 horsepower — the same as 21 air-cooled VW Beetles — using wizardry like radical cam profiles and programmable ignition systems.
  • Tires: The No. 7 GoDaddy Chevrolet Camaro wears the same tires as any other NASCAR car, because they’re provided by a designated supplier on race day. Danica’s team can burn through more than a dozen sets during a race.
  • Equipment: You won’t find anything hanging from the rearview of Danica’s NASCAR car. There are strict rules governing everything from the safety harness and driver seat to the fuel cell (limited to 18 gallons).

Meet the team behind Danica’s NASCAR car.

Danica ended her NASCAR career racing for Premium Motorsports, which fielded the No. 7 GoDaddy Chevrolet Camaro. The car’s power plant came from ECR Engines, which has produced more than 250 motorsports wins, including three in the Daytona 500. Danica’s first NASCAR crew chief, Tony Eury Jr., headed up the first half of the “Danica Double.”

Parking Danica’s NASCAR race car.

Take a close look the next time you watch the No. 7 GoDaddy Chevrolet Camaro fly by. Among the sponsorship decals, you’ll see one for her Warrior clothing line. The company is just one of several endeavors Danica will continue to develop as she transitions from life behind the wheel to life as an entrepreneur. She also authored the fitness book Pretty Intense and is the sole proprietor of the California vineyard Somnium, which is Latin for “dream.”

The real power is the person.

As we can see, Danica’s NASCAR race car is a pretty incredible piece of machinery. But it takes a special person to get behind the wheel at 200-plus mph, person who’s driven to succeed at anything she tries — like authoring a book, creating an apparel line or opening a vineyard. Danica Patrick is an inspiration to anyone who’s ever dreamed big, showing us that with the right tools and mindset anything is possible.