Skip to comments.Sources: Danica making NASCAR switch
Posted on 08/18/2011 4:05:00 AM PDT by Perdogg
Danica Patrick and sponsor GoDaddy.com will announce their plans for 2012 next week in Phoenix, sources told FOXSports.com
A press conference is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. PT.
According to sources, Patrick, 29, will run the full season in the Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports in 2012. A limited schedule in the Sprint Cup Series with cars fielded by Stewart-Haas Racing, with the intent of moving full time to Cup in 2013, is in the works
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could get interesting
She’s 29? She better hurry up and pose for Playboy while she can.
Enough to cause the other drivers to start making right turns ...
She did a respectable job in the Nationwide series as a part-timer. She improved a great deal without a lot of seat time. I think she could be a threat to win with a season or two of full time driving in the Nationwide series. I think it would be good for the sport to have a woman in the series that’s competitive.
Baby you can drive my car!
Good. She had to pick either NASCAR or IndyCar, the cars are so different that she couldn’t progress further if she was splitting her time between the two.
She’s got the skills to succeed in NASCAR. I don’t know that she’ll ever be a strong Cup driver, but she’s acquitted herself fairly well running part-time in the Nationwide series, better than I thought she would to be honest. She’s got a big team behind her in JRM to give her good equipment, and the Danica Hyper Machine has died down somewhat while she’s been in Nationwide. Of course, the first time she makes the field in a Cup race, it’ll start up all over again.
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