Danica to drive in Nascar, finally

Say what you want, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. knows how to attract business. 

Danica Patrick will announce on Tuesday in Phoenix her decision to drive a part-time Nationwide Series schedule for JR Motorsports in 2010, multiple sources told ESPN.com on Monday. 

GoDaddy.com, which is handling the announcement at an 1 p.m. ET press conference, sent out a media alert late Monday afternoon. 

 ESPN.com reported last month that Patrick was in the final stages of negotiations with JRM to compete in about a dozen races in a No. 7 — her number in IndyCar — Chevrolet with GoDaddy.com as the sponsor. The source said that has not changed. 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick Hendrick, the co-owners of JRM, have made no secret they are pursuing Patrick.

“She’s going to drive stock cars for somebody, someday,” Earnhardt recently said. “It’s just too much of a — look at all the Formula One guys over here checking [NASCAR] out — the writing is on the wall for her and several other guys. I think it’s exciting. She would be great for our sport. She wants to see what’s up.” 

I bet this is going to be a very successful story. Wait and see. 

Sources: Danica to drive for JRM (ESPN)


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