The tease is over, but the hype has just begun.
Danica Patrick will finally reveal Thursday that she's coming to NASCAR on a full-time basis in 2012. Patrick is expected to announce her plans at the Arizona headquarters of sponsor GoDaddy.com.
Patrick will be "putting the rumors to rest with the real story in her own words," according to a Go Daddy press release. The announcement will take place at noon Eastern/9 a.m. Pacific time and will be streamed online at GoDaddy.com/Danica.
What will she announce? As has been widely reported, Patrick will reveal that she's driving a full season for JR Motorsports in the Nationwide Series – with the possible exception of running the Indy 500 – and may also unveil her partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing in the Sprint Cup Series.
Patrick can run seven races in the Cup Series next season without losing her rookie of the year eligibility for a possible full-season Cup run in 2013.