SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Danica Patrick finally pulled the curtain back on the worst-kept secret in auto racing, revealing her plans to leave IndyCar next year and race full time in NASCAR.
The deal, announced Thursday, will put her in a Nationwide Series ride full time for JR Motorsports and a part-time gig in Sprint Cup for Stewart-Haas Racing in 2012 — and surely send reverberations across the two biggest motorsports series in the U.S.
"I've been waiting for Danica to make the commitment to NASCAR and now that she has, I believe she will surprise a lot of skeptics," NASCAR Hall of Famer and Fox analyst Darrel Waltrip said. Read more on NewsOK.com
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