Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick


It wasn’t a big surprise, but as always, Danica Patrick turned heads yesterday (Thursday) when she announced that she’s leaving the IndyCar series to focus full-time on NASCAR next year.

The move could possibly boost NASCAR, which has been struggling in recent years. Patrick, who doubles as a spokesmodel for GoDaddy.com, helped increase viewership of the 2009 Daytona 500 by 35-percent, according to Nielsen Television Research.

But her career as a driver has been mixed. Her best performance came in March at Sam’s Town 300 in Las Vegas, where she finished fourth. This year, in six races, she’s averaged 15th place.

 Here's a video of her press conference


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