NASCAR Danica Patrick Auto Racing

August 25, 2011 - 1:30 PM
In this July 1, 2011, photo, Danica Patrick gets ready to get into her car during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Patrick will hold a news conference Thursday, Aug. 25, and is expected to announce her 2012 move to NASCAR. The Associated Press reported earlier this month that Patrick was finalizing a deal to drive fulltime for JR Motorsports in the second-tier Nationwide Series. An advisory said Patrick will announce her 2012 plans while "putting the rumors to rest with the `real story in her own words.'" (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)