[media-credit name=”CIA Stock Photo” align=”alignright” width=”400″][/media-credit]The current full-time IndyCar Series driver and part-time NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Danica Patrick said last week at Indianapolis that no decisions have been made regarding her future in NASCAR and IndyCar for next year, but a new report by ESPN.com says otherwise.
Patrick and JR Motorsports, along with Andretti Autosport, are reportedly nearing an agreement that would have Patrick racing full-time in the Nationwide Series next year and racing in the Indianapolis 500 IRL race. Both of Patrick’s contracts expire after this season. Sources who spoke to ESPN.com’s Terry Blount also say that a few Cup starts are likely, with Patrick moving into the Cup Series full-time in 2013.
“I suppose anything is possible,” Patrick said. “But I know for me, I haven’t made any of those decisions yet.”
Patrick began racing in the series in 2010, making 13 starts. She is slated to make 12 starts this season.
Patrick started racing full-time in the IndyCar Series in 2005 and is the first woman to win an IRL race – in Japan in 2008. The Japan victory is the only one in her IndyCar career.