Danica Patrick, along with Go Daddy CEO Bob Parsons and JR Motorsports GM Kelly Earnhardt (background), announces her plan to compete in the Nationwide Series in 2010. She reached mid-September with two more races to go in the IndyCar season and seven more in Nationwide.
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Danica strikes a pose between her two Go Daddy-sponsored rides.
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Nationwide crew chief Tony Eury Jr. imparts some words of wisdom on Danica during qualifying for the ARCA Racing Series Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona. She would go on to notch a sixth-place finish in the race.
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Driving the No. 7, Danica made her highly anticipated Nationwide debut at the DRIVE4COPD 300 event at Daytona.
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Unfortunately, Danica finished a disappointing 35th after being involved in a multi-car crash on Lap 69.
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Danica signs autographs before practicing for the Stater Bros. 300 at Fontana, where she finished 31st.
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Danica awaits the start of practice for the third race of the IndyCar season, the Grand Prix of Alabama, at Barber Motorsports Park. She finished 19th, with Helio Castroneves taking the top spot.
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Alongside fellow IndyCar star Helio Castroneves, Danica takes time out from pulling double-duty between the IndyCar and Nationwide series to attend the celebrity-studded Grand Prix kickoff event.
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Marco Andretti, Danica Patrick and Tony Kanaan chat trackside during the opening day of practice for the Indy 500.
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Danica may have been all smiles at an Indy 500 press event in New York, but the driver attracted the ire of fans for comments she made at Pole Day about her crew.
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With a shiny, new pair of shoes in tow, courtesy of New Hampshire Motor Speedway's Jerry Gappens, Danica smiles for the cameras before a Nationwide race at Loudon.
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In what was one of her best career races, Danica snagged a second-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway in IndyCar's Firestone 550k.
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Once again Danica found herself trading paint, this time with Morgan Shepherd, early in the New England 200. Danica finished 30th.
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Danica stands beside her car before the Dollar General 300. Danica would earn a 24th-place finish at Michigan -- her best Nationwide result of the season.
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Danica meets with fans before her drive in the Carfax 250 in Michigan.
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