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Danica Patrick's NASCAR plans appear set

Posted on: August 2, 2011 3:02 pm
 
By Pete Pistone

Danica Patrick’s long-awaited decision on her racing future appears to have been made. 

The Associated Press is reporting Patrick will run a full Nationwide Series program for JR Motorsports in 2012 while making a handful of Sprint Cup starts for Stewart-Haas Racing. 

Sources at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last weekend said the plan appears to have Patrick in a Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year program in 2013 most likely as a third car in the SHR stable. 

While Patrick herself is still non-committal about her future, JR Motorsports owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. did give his view on the situation in Indianapolis admitting he was not completely sure what lied ahead. 

"I don't know,” Earnhardt said when asked where Patrick would race next season. “I haven't heard anything. I feel confident that she's content where she is and happy with what we're doing and I think things are looking positive for us to put something together. I would like for her to run full time and I'm sure she is considering that and I think she would enjoy it. She seems to really enjoy driving stock cars and racing in the Nationwide Series. We just have to see but I haven't heard anything about it." 

Patrick is scheduled to make more Nationwide starts this year once the IZOD Indy Car Series season is over in the fall.
  

 
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Since: Oct 7, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 1:07 am
 

Danica Patrick's NASCAR plans appear set

Wow KLM...you are one of the most creative guys I've ever met.  That nickname is absolutely poetic and should be considered a literary masterpiece.  I'm guessing the only reason you don't like Danica is no girl has ever wanted to touch your little Dick Trickle, and you're holding a grudge.  And who are these "respectable racers" you speak of?  The guy who won the Hilljack No-Tooth 200 at you're local dirt track doesn't count.  And learn the difference between "one" and "won".  Example...  In the game of life, you have not WON anything. (correct use)  You have only experimented with men ONE time in college.  (incorrect use-no way you were in college.  I'd be shocked if you got passed that tough sophmore year at high school).  Moron.




Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: August 2, 2011 10:38 pm
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Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: August 2, 2011 10:27 pm
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Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 10:11 pm
 

Danica Patrick's NASCAR plans appear set

Tony Stewart wants her to drive part-time in Sprint Cup with his team. If she couldn't drive they wouldn't want to be on the track with her much less give her a car. I think she'll do well and I'm looking forward to next season. 



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 9:11 pm
 

Danica Patrick's NASCAR plans appear set

Well, we will never know who won the races because the media will be so caught up on Danica's finish no matter if it is in top 10 or bottom 10.
How will this be any different than what we have with Dale Jr. right now?
 




Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 6:55 pm
 

Danica Patrick's NASCAR plans appear set

My guess on Danica's Cup debut.

Indy in July 2012.



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 6:33 pm
 

Danica Patrick's NASCAR plans appear set

racist*



Since: Jun 18, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:01 pm
 

Danica Patrick's NASCAR plans appear set

not a good comment. really racial!



Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 4:44 pm
 

Danica Patrick's NASCAR plans appear set

" . . . what lied ahead" . . .???  Get this man an editor.   Almost as bad as the geeks on the Fantasy Football site which is good for about 6 grammatical and/or spelling errors per day.



Since: Feb 1, 2010
Posted on: August 2, 2011 3:55 pm
 

Danica Patrick's NASCAR plans appear set

somebody oviously doesnt like danica or watch the races that she already competes in


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