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Danica to announce move to NASCAR next week

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04:09 PM ET 08.17 | Danica Patrick will formally announce her intent to move to NASCAR full-time in 2012 next week, multiple sources with knowledge of her contract negotiations told ESPN.com. While her contracts are still being finalized, Patrick, who has raced in both the IndyCar Series and the Nationwide series this season and last season, will drive the No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for the entire 2012 Nationwide Series schedule for JR Motorsports, sources said. She also plans to enter select Sprint Cup races next season in cars prepared by Stewart-Haas Racing, with the intent to move to Sprint Cup full-time in a multiyear deal with Stewart Haas in 2013, sources said. Patrick is expected to make the announcement in Phoenix, Ariz., where GoDaddy.com is headquartered, in a news conference currently being arranged, according to sources.

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August 17, 2011  05:04 PM ET

I feel bad for those who deserve it so much more than her, but that's the business world we live in now. I hate to see nascar turning into this. Who is more marketable rather than who is the best and deserves to have a ride. and yes jr is marketable but he deserves a ride, hes good like it or not, but danica doesn't deserve to be anywhere near the cup series. I hate seeing this sport end up like this. sucks

August 17, 2011  05:15 PM ET

Build it and they will come, put lipstick on it and they will throw the money.

August 17, 2011  05:15 PM ET

I'm just not gonna sleep until I hear for sure now.....

Come on down over-hyped Danica Earnhardt Jr. Flounder in NASCAR too.

August 17, 2011  05:32 PM ET

She also plans to enter select Sprint Cup races next season in cars prepared by Stewart-Haas Racing, with the intent to move to Sprint Cup full-time in a multiyear deal with Stewart Haas in 2013,

and that's the truth Troof

August 17, 2011  06:27 PM ET

I wonder how many of those other drivers will get inline to "bump-draft" on her six

August 17, 2011  06:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm just not gonna sleep until I hear for sure now.....Come on down over-hyped Danica Earnhardt Jr. Flounder in NASCAR too.

im 100% convinced you dont watch NASCAR at all

August 17, 2011  06:38 PM ET

Nothing like being famous for being famous.

August 17, 2011  07:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

im 100% convinced you dont watch NASCAR at all

I'm 100% convinced I don't much care if you think that.

Cause despite acts of Buddah I never miss a race.

I just do not like the overhyped Dale Patrick Jr. and revel in his lack of accomplishments.

Much like with Danica Earnhardt Jr. and her struggles.

August 17, 2011  07:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Nothing like being famous for being famous.

Ed Zachary.

August 17, 2011  08:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Much like with Danica Earnhardt Jr. and her struggles.

28 -- Danica Patrick 178 -638 6 0 0 1 3 183,768

1 top 5 and 3 top 10's in 6 starts = a struggle?

ok, you might watch NASCAR, but im 100% convinced you know nothing about it.

August 17, 2011  08:06 PM ET

svt; what's happening in Miami.? It doesn't look good in the papers down here.

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August 17, 2011  08:43 PM ET

I wonder if someone at FanNation has a thing for [ahem] Ms Patrick, it used to be ahhh what was his name, Mayfield,, this hype crap is for the birds, Either race or be gone.

August 17, 2011  09:17 PM ET

Thank You Mr JK for the coffee an company tonight, it' always a pleasure, even if Joe hoged the spotlight,,LMAO, he's a rascal that boy.

August 17, 2011  09:22 PM ET

Joe is one of a kind. LOL

August 17, 2011  09:41 PM ET
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but im 100% convinced you know nothing about it.

And again, I'm 100% convinced I couldn't give a monkey's what you think.

And I'm 100% certain I will continue to let you know what I think whether you agree or not.

Also 100% certain I will sleep like a contented kitten every night.

August 17, 2011  09:42 PM ET
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svt; what's happening in Miami.? It doesn't look good in the papers down here.

this stuff happens at EVERY major d1 school, however this particular case is about a convicted felon who swindled folks out of 920 million dollars.. he was basically trying to buy friends.. so when randy shannon shunned him he was pissed and now that hes in jail for 20 some years, hes got nothing to lose.. there are some major flaws in his story though, so i expect it to amount to little more than a PR nightmare..

with miamis previous image & this dork, you have all the news networks sensationalizing instead of reporting and they are all talking "death penalty"..

a few players implicated in this scandal that went to other schools have already been cleared..

August 17, 2011  09:43 PM ET
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I wonder if someone at FanNation has a thing for [ahem] Ms Patrick, it used to be ahhh what was his name, Mayfield,, this hype crap is for the birds, Either race or be gone.

I'm pretty sure svt wants to bed either Danica Jr or Dale Patrick.

 
August 17, 2011  09:43 PM ET
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And again, I'm 100% convinced I couldn't give a monkey's what you think.And I'm 100% certain I will continue to let you know what I think whether you agree or not.Also 100% certain I will sleep like a contented kitten every night.

you do that pal.. danica will keep "struggling" LOL

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