Danica Patrick to make NASCAR debut at California

 Danica Patrick to make NASCAR debut at California

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** CORRECTS TO DEBUT TO ARCA RACE, NOT NATIONWIDE RACE ** IndyCar driver Danica Patrick checks out her new GoDaddy.com No. 7 JR Motorsports stock car during an event announcing her intention to make her stock car racing debut in an ARCA race Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, in Phoenix. Patrick has signed with JR Motorsports team, owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick Hendrick, and intends to start in her first in an ARCA Series race on Feb. 6 at Daytona International Speedway. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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by The Associated Press

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Posted on December 18, 2009 at 11:45 AM

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Danica Patrick will not make her NASCAR debut at Daytona International Speedway, and instead will wait one
week and attempt to race in the Nationwide Series race in California.

The IndyCar star and Scottsdale, Ariz., resident is still finalizing her NASCAR schedule, which is expected to be 13 Nationwide races for JR Motorsports.

JRM co-owner Kelley Earnhardt says Patrick will try to make the Nationwide races at Auto Club Speedway on Feb. 20 and the Feb. 27 race at Las Vegas.

Her stock-car debut will come in the Feb. 6 ARCA race at Daytona.

She will test that car this weekend.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 

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