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Drivers will split '12 Sprint Cup schedule

Updated: August 26, 2011, 6:52 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Tony Stewart is searching for a driver and sponsor that will split the 2012 Sprint Cup schedule with Danica Patrick, who announced on Thursday she will drive eight to 10 races next year for Stewart-Haas Racing.

The purpose would be to keep Patrick's car ranked in the top 35 in points, guaranteeing her and sponsor GoDaddy.com a spot in the starting lineup each week.

"We'd love to,'' Stewart said Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway. "If we can put together a package to ...

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