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.