Danica Patrick jumps to NASCAR The worst-kept secret in motorsports is a secret no more. Danica Patrick, arguably the country's best-known racer, will jump from IndyCar to NASCAR full-time beginning with the 2012 season. Wearing the same leather-jumpsuit and high heels from her commercials, Patrick, alongside GoDaddy.com CEO Bob Parsons, made the announcement in Phoenix at a flash-and-dazzle event that was more GoDaddy rally than press conference.
"For breaking news that will shock the world, we are excited to finally announce that GoDaddy will be taking me full-time into NASCAR next year," Patrick said. "Very exciting. I'm just excited to finally say it."
Patrick has some heavyweight backing in the world of NASCAR. Her Nationwide car will be owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s JR Motorsports, and her Sprint Cup car will be owned by Tony Stewart's Stewart-Haas Racing. GoDaddy will be her sponsor for both series.
Patrick has spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons switching back and forth between the IndyCar series and NASCAR's Nationwide series, running full-time in IndyCar and whenever her schedule permits in NASCAR.
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