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Go, Danica!: Can Patrick Revive NASCAR?

Danica Patrick is coming to NASCAR, announcing a deal on Tuesday to drive a limited Nationwide event schedule for JR Motorsports in 2010. The deal joins the two most marketable drivers in racing, Patrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. JR Motorsports is owned by Dale Jr. and his sister Kelley along with Hendrick Motorsports head Rick Hendrick. Perhaps the most difficult part of the whole deal for Patrick will be the transitioning back and forth between driving stock cars and driving Indy cars for Andretti Autosports in the same season. Former Indy-car driver Sam Hornish Jr. was the last driver to attempt a limited NASCAR schedule during a season when driving a full IndyCar circuit. Hornish Jr. made the jump full-time to Sprint Cup in 2008, but he...

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