Danica Patrick Won't Race Indianapolis 500 In 2012

Danica Patrick's 10-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule for this season will include the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day Weekend.

That means for the first time since Patrick came into the national spotlight, the Indianapolis 500 won't include the GoDaddy Girl.

Patrick said Monday on the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour she will not be a part of the Indy 500 this year and won't attempt the "double" (racing 1,100 miles at Indy and Charlotte on the same day).

"I hope to do the Indy 500 in the future – maybe even a double," she said. "... It was something on the business side that just didn't work out."

Patrick is running a full schedule in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this year, but also has 10 Sprint Cup races. She will make her Cup debut in next month's Daytona 500.

Her complete Sprint Cup schedule has yet to be announced, but it includes some of the circuit's toughest tracks – at the request of Stewart-Haas Racing team owner Tony Stewart – in order to prepare for running all 36 races in 2013.

Patrick's 10-race Cup schedule also includes Darlington and the Bristol night race.

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