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Official Danica to NASCAR announcement planned

Posted on: August 17, 2011 4:55 pm
Edited on: August 17, 2011 6:03 pm
 
By Pete Pistone

Stop me if you've heard this before but Danica Patrick will become a full-time NASCAR driver next season.

ESPN is reporting an official announcement will come next week that will put Patrick behind the wheel of a JR Motorsports Nationwide Series car for the full schedule in 2012 with plans to move into the Sprint Cup Series the following season.

A Fox Sports report late Wednesday said a press conference is tentatively scheduled for next Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. PT.

Patrick is competing in her final contract year with Andretti Autosport in the IZOD Indy Car Series while also juggling a partial Nationwide program with Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s team.

Current sponsor GoDaddy.com is expected to sponsor Patrick's NASCAR effort and next week's announcement will most likely be held at the company's Phoenix, Arizona headquarters.

Still to be decided is what team Patrick would join for her Sprint Cup endeavor, which might include a handful of starts next season before moving into a full schedule in 2013. Stewart-Haas Racing is rumored to be a possible destination, although officials from that organization have denied anything is in place to add a third entry to its current stable of Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman.

It's also unknown whether Patrick will be able to compete in the Indianapolis 500 while maintaining her NASCAR responsibilities.

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Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: August 19, 2011 3:56 pm
 

Official Danica to NASCAR announcement planned

""  I didn't know you were so obsessed with me, that usually happens when someone constantly spits outs facts and the other person can't take it.  I bet you use to be a troop leader for the boy scouts until the sore butts of those innocent kids could no longer sit down.  You may act moral, but I guarantee your closet is full of nasty little secrets.  Why don't you go to church on Sunday, ask your fake god to forgive all your daily sins, then go home and watch Danicunt run out of talent and wreck another race car.  By the way, no matter how many times god forgives you, those kids you touch will never forget what you did to them.  You sick freak! 



Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 11:13 am
 

Official Danica to NASCAR announcement planned

The only way she will improve is to run a complete season, not just a couple of races here and there. Glad she is going to become a full-time driver!



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 10:05 am
 

Official Danica to NASCAR announcement planned

Go to your profile and click on warnings---You'll see that you have had six infractions for obscene language and/or personal attacks.  Go Danica



Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: August 19, 2011 12:43 am
 

Official Danica to NASCAR announcement planned

, exactly when has CBSsports ever said anything to me about my language?  What are you the morel police or you just make this shiz up as you go.  Oh my god, he called a woman a bad name after seeing her treat everyone involved in racing around her like trash and see her act like the biggest Danicunt at a friends dinner.  The only one she doesn't treat like crap is the fans that ignore all the many public videos of her wrecking other drivers and talking to her crew and about other drivers like there lower than her.  She will fail and would never give any of you hard up guys the time day in real life, so why are you backing her.    



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 10:26 pm
 

Official Danica to NASCAR announcement planned

KLM11 has been warned many times before about his crude and obscene language. Come on CBS Sports----shut this guy up once and for all.  Go Danica---you will make NASCAR better.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 7:37 pm
 

Official Danica to NASCAR announcement planned

What do you know you go for tony homo the no body and the dallas cowboys! its not my fault that your little vag hurts too plz go join danica in the bitch circle

And you like the empty squares. Man up. I don't think she has a chance in the Cup series full time, but you seem like the type that'd be her bitch in a heartbeat.



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 6:38 pm
 

Official Danica to NASCAR announcement planned

I have no problem with Danica moving to NASCAR she has proven herself a capable driver. With a full year in the Nationwide with JR Motorsports and a partial ride possibly with Stewart-Haas in the Sprint Cup she will have good teachers to help her along. Who knows maybe if SHR runs a full time third car you might see Mark Martin as the other driver since he will be out at Hendrick and may just want a partial schedule next year.



Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: August 18, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Official Danica to NASCAR announcement planned

What do you know you go for tony homo the no body and the dallas cowboys! its not my fault that your little vag hurts too plz go join danica in the bitch circle



Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 1:31 pm
 

Official Danica to NASCAR announcement planned

Boys and Girls, have at it! I can just picture Boris Said and Danica Patrick in 2013, standing nose to navel, arguing about some on-track incident at the Glen.




Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 10:45 am
 

Official Danica to NASCAR announcement planned

As for the people talking about Danica not being very nice i have to disagree with them.after seeing her at Indy and in the garage area and around Gasoline alley over the years she is a very nice Lady and always nice to her fans and goes out of her way to be nice to children and sign autographs.......and she is easy on the eyes.When people talk about her whining,she does that some when her car is off but most Drivers aren't in the best of moods when they are trying to find speed to make the 500 field,there is lots of pressure there to get your car right,I think she will be fine in NASCAR and do well in given time...I for one will miss her pretty smile in Indycar and wish her nothing but the best.


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