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Danica Patrick To Drive Special Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Scheme At Chicagoland


As part of a two year partnership with Chicagoland Speedway & Nickelodeon begins, Danica Patrick has signed on to drive a special car for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 for the opening race for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The Sept. 15-18 race weekend will feature a ton of action, activities and fun for the entire family with the iconic Heroes in a Half Shell.

NASCAR star Danica Patrick, a Roscoe, Illinois native, helped kick off the partnership with the unveiling of her #10 April O’Neil/Nature’s Bakery Chevrolet SS at an event at Wrigley Square Tuesday. She will join a number of other yet-to-be announced drivers with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles paint schemes for the Sept. 18 race.

Patrick’s unique car was designed by Chicago artist Hebru Brantley, who will also design the race trophy, additional Turtles-branded paint schemes and other visual elements. Brantley breaks down the walls of cultural boundaries through his art and inspired by his 1980s Chicago upbringing, Brantley’s work touches on tough subjects in a way that may be easily digestible to the viewer, by telling his stories through youthful characters and their adventures. Brantley’s work can be described as pop infused contemporary art inspired by Japanese anime and the bold aesthetics.