1/10/2012 10:36:46 AM
Hinchcliffe drove for Newman-Haas Racing during his 2011 rookie-of-the-year
season. The 25-year-old Toronto native finished 12th in points last year,
scoring three top-five finishes and seven top-10s.
He will join Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay at Michael Andretti's team.
GoDaddy will continue its sponsorship with the No.27.
"Can't put into words how cool it is to be driving the #27 for [GoDaddy] and
[Andretti Autosport]," Hinchcliffe posted on his Twitter account Tuesday.
Dan Wheldon had signed with Andretti to replace Patrick before his fatal crash
in the October 16 season-finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Patrick is NASCAR-bound this year, running a full-time schedule in the
Nationwide Series and a partial one in the Sprint Cup Series.