09:59 AM ET 08.07 | Danica Patrick appears set to make her long-awaited move to NASCAR. When she'll race in the top-tier Sprint Cup Series is less certain. While Patrick has made strides in NASCAR's Nationwide Series, Dale Earnhardt Jr., believes Patrick needs more time and experience in the second-level circuit before making the full-time leap to suiting up on Sundays. Earnhardt, co-owner of JR Motorsports, said he wants Patrick to run a full Nationwide schedule with his team. She has driven 19 Nationwide races for his team over the last two seasons and has six more starts scheduled this year.