Danica Patrick is no stranger to NASCAR, but her regular ride is in the IndyCar series. That looks like it could be about to change, however, as Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants Patrick to join his JR Motorsports team as a full-time member. Running the entire 2012 Nationwide series will certainly take up the majority of her time, but it appears Danica will still be able to schedule seat time in her IndyCar racer.

The big question for Patrick is whether she can compete in the Indianapolis 500. It's a time-consuming event that would require Danica to give up most of her May, yet the Nationwide series runs three races over the course of that month. Still, it seems that Earnhardt and his team are looking to accommodate Patrick's desire to run at Indy, which would make her decision to sign on for a full NASCAR season a bit easier.


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      Narom
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why not stick her in a rally car or F1? Find another series she can't win at.
      rmkensington
      • 3 Years Ago
      Her 15 minutes are over.
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yet there are plenty of drivers that perform better than her and have more experience running in ARCA and the Camping World Truck Series that will never ever get this shot, or the level of equipment she'll receive. Fantastic...
      ijardine
      • 3 Years Ago
      As well as DP wanting to run the Indy500 I would say her GoDaddy sponsor also wants that even more than her racing in Nascar.
      Ross
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm a big Indycar fan, and have been a Danica supporter. But, it's amazing to me that in 7 years of Indycar, she has won 1 race...and it was fuel mileage...and she is harolded as the greatest thing since sliced bread. She may do better in NASCAR since she doesn't have to turn right as well as left (she's definitely not the road racer). I wish her the best, but it's all hype. Simona de Silvestro has more potential to be a dominate force than Danica. Plus, I think it'll be good for Indycar, possibly, to lose her full-time. It will allow some of the more deserving drivers to get the attention they should and show the depth of talent in Indycar.
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ugh, all this means to me is now there'll be more commercials/ads with her. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for having more women on the track, but when I think of talented female drivers, such as Michele Mouton, Danica is all hype. Not a bad driver (obviously, if she's racing in Indy she has some pretty good driving skills) but compared to all the other drivers who actually win, she gets more attention than she deserves.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 3 Years Ago
      Still holding out for that Christmas morning house fire so I don't have to hear about this ugly biatch anymore. I see hotter women at Target, and probably more talented at driving a race car.
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ugh, I am so sick of this overexposed attention wh0re. Only reason she's gotten any recognition is because she's easy on the eyes.
        J
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        She ain't the easiest on the eyes either...what happened to the good ole days when attractive women also had curves...Danica has a body like a plank
          RidinLow
          • 3 Years Ago
          @J
          I thought planking was the cool thing to do these days.
          Hazdaz
          • 3 Years Ago
          @J
          No arguments from me.
        Len Robertson
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        Remember that old saying, the more gorgeous the woman, the bigger and uglier the husband.
      budwsr25
      • 3 Years Ago
      Danica is going to do nothing for nascar. She don't care about nascar and its fans, It's all about the money for her.
      Drachen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Words cannot express how little I care about this story.
      budwsr25
      • 3 Years Ago
      She will never win the Indy 500 this way. If she wants to win she needs to stay away from Nascar and get her butt in a Grand AM Touring or ALMS GT sports car and learn how to drive road courses.
        vpat48
        • 3 Years Ago
        @budwsr25
        That Indianapolis Motor Speedway where they host the Indy 500 is one hell of a winding road course.
      • 3 Years Ago
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