Danica Patrick Moving To NASCAR Full-Time, According To Report

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 05: Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, leads Mike Wallace, driver of the #01 HalfOffDeals.com Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

ESPN is reporting that Danica Patrick will formally announce her intent to move to NASCAR full-time in 2012 next week, according to sources.

ESPN is reporting that Danica Patrick will formally announce her intent to move to NASCAR full-time in 2012 next week, according to sources.

Although 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.

Patrick also reportedly plans to enter some Sprint Cup races next season with the intention to move to Sprint Cup full-time in a multiyear deal with Stewart-Haas in 2013.

Patrick is expected to make the announcement in Phoenix, where GoDaddy.com is headquartered.

Patrick has been a full-time racer in the IndyCar Series since 2005, becoming the first woman to win a major open-wheel racing event in 2008.

Danica had her best career finish of 4th on March 5, 2011 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway—the best finish by a woman in a NASCAR top-circuit race.

For more on Patrick's move to NASCAR, head on over to NASCAR Ranting And Raving and NNS Racing. For the IndyCar reaction, visit Pop Off Valve.

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