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Posted on: Thursday, January 28, 2010

Auto racing: Danica Patrick to run at least 12-race NASCAR schedule


Associated Press

MOORESVILLE, N.C. Danica Patrick is planning to compete in at least 12 NASCAR races this season and could make her debut sooner than expected.

JR Motorsports announced Patrick's schedule Thursday. Her first race, though, is still uncertain. Patrick is waiting to decide whether to race in the Nationwide Series opener at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 13.

The team says it will decide who will enter that race after Patrick makes her stock car debut in the Feb. 6 ARCA race. If Patrick doesn't race at Daytona, she will make her debut the following week in Fontana, Calif.

Her remaining NASCAR schedule includes Las Vegas (Feb. 20), a four-month hiatus to focus on the IndyCar Series and her return to the Nationwide Series at New Hampshire (June 26).