Danica Patrick might be the hottest thing ripping around on four wheels right now, and she doesn’t even have to win races to get that title. Patrick is now making headlines as it’s being reported that the super sexy race car driver is close to a deal that will see her compete full-time in Nascar’s Nationwide stock-car series.
Patrick had previously been racing with Indy Car which in racing, is closer to Nascar’s younger, smaller and chubbier brother. Nascar is where the big money is. But according to the Wall Street Journal, Patrick isn’t quite ready to turn her back on the IndyCar circuit and the anticipated agreement with Nascar would probably have a provision for Patrick to still race in the Indianapolis 500 and possibly other races in the Izod IndyCar series.
The Associated Press reported that Patrick would run full-time in the second-tier Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports and part time in the premier Sprint Cup series for Stewart-Haas Racing.
Nascar fans won’t want to hear it, but the buzz around Patrick joining Nascar may be evidence that the sport is craving some more excitement, as if super cars blasting around at upwards of 120 mph and fantastic crashes and 10 car pile ups wasn’t enough.
If and when Patrick does join Nascar, it does present an excellent opportunity for sportsbooks to capitalize on Patrick as a polarizing figure in a sport dominated by men, and offer up enticing Danica Patrick odds for her races.