Patrick to run at least 12-race NASCAR schedule

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Danica Patrick is planning to compete
in at least 12 NASCAR races this season and could make her debut
sooner than expected.

JR Motorsports announced Patrick's schedule Thursday. Her first
race, though, is still uncertain. Patrick is waiting to decide
whether to race in the Nationwide Series opener at Daytona
International Speedway on Feb. 13.

The team says it will decide who will enter that race after
Patrick makes her stock car debut in the Feb. 6 ARCA race. If
Patrick doesn't race at Daytona, she will make her debut the
following week in Fontana, Calif.

Her remaining NASCAR schedule includes Las Vegas (Feb. 20), a
four-month hiatus to focus on the IndyCar Series and her return to
the Nationwide Series at New Hampshire (June 26).