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Danica Patrick To Announce Nationwide Ride

By December 7, 2009

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According to "A person familiar with the plan..." Danica Patrick will announce a part-time Nationwide Series ride this week.   Although she recently signed a three-year deal to stay with Andretti Autosport in the IndyCar series full-time there is still time in the schedule for Danica to run a few NASCAR races and see how it goes.

Danica will be driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and will bring her GoDaddy.com sponsorship with her from the IndyCar series.

This is big news for NASCAR as Danica Patrick will bring renewed attention to the sport.  As I have said before, I welcome Danica to NASCAR.  If she can adapt to the heavy, full-bodied cars and perform well she could be  a huge NASCAR star.  If she struggles then she will just be another side-show attraction.

Comments

December 8, 2009 at 11:54 am
(1) J.D. real3carfan says:

OH BOY……….I mean (girl)….What a thrill(ha)

December 8, 2009 at 3:53 pm
(2) cg says:

You go girl!!

December 10, 2009 at 12:31 pm
(3) DD says:

Will be interesting. Give her a fair chance and we’ll see what she can do. If she can drive as good as she looks the others better LOOK OUT!!!

December 10, 2009 at 5:43 pm
(4) curtis says:

i bet theres some good commmercial

December 15, 2009 at 12:59 am
(5) Sabby says:

Cool…

should be interesting to see how well she does.
I bet she will do fine. Not necessarily great, but fine.

I just hope the media doesn’t over do it because that’s going to get old and annoying real fast.
But you know they will.

December 18, 2009 at 5:46 pm
(6) Pat Knight says:

It is about time. She will put new blood in Nationwide Racing. Can’t wait to see how she does.

March 17, 2010 at 6:54 am
(7) corky says:

way to go girl. can’t wait to see her drive

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