FILE- In this June 4, 2011 file photo, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick looks on during qualifying for the Inaugural STP 300 Nationwide series race, at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Patrick ... more 
FILE- In this June 4, 2011 file photo, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick looks on during qualifying for the Inaugural STP 300 Nationwide series race, at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Patrick could still run the Indianapolis 500 even if she makes a full-time move to NASCAR, The Associated Press has learned. Two people familiar with Patrick's 2012 plans said she is in the final stages of a deal to run a full-time Nationwide Series schedule with JR Motorsports and limited Sprint Cup Series races with the team owned by two-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart. The talks also include her continuing to run the Indianapolis 500, one person told AP. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Filee) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Nam Y. Huh, Filee
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 5:15 PM EDT