ESPN.com reports that a deal is close to being finalized that will take IndyCar's Danica Patrick into NASCAR full time in 2012. According to the report, the deal would include a select number of Sprint Cup races in addition to a full-time program in the Nationwide Series. However, ESPN says the plan includes Patrick continuing to compete in the Indianapolis 500 next year.
Go-Daddy.com, which sponsors Patrick's Andretti Autosport IndyCar as well as the car she drives in the Nationwide Series for JR Motorsport, is expected to stay with her if she moves to NASCAR full time. Go-Daddy also sponsors the No. 5 Cup car that Mark Martin drives for Hendrick Motorsports, but Kasey Kahne is replacing Martin next season.
Patrick's contracts with Andretti Autosport in the IndyCar Series and JR Motorsports in the Nationwide Series end after this year. Patrick said last week at Indianapolis that she hasn't made any decisions about her future.