Danica Patrick

Leaving IndyCar racing behind, Patrick will make her Sprint Cup debut in the 2012 Daytona 500 and run a total of 10 races at the Cup level in preparation for a presumed full-time move to the Cup Series in 2013.

2012 NASCAR Media Day - Stylized Portraits

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 16: Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, poses during NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Ford 300

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Danica Patrick drives the wrecked #7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet after an incident in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Daytona 500 - Practice

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 18: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Ford 300

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Danica Patrick drives the #7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Daytona 500 - Qualifying

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Ford 300 - Qualifying

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, climbs in her car on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Daytona 500 - Qualifying

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, qualifies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

AAA Texas 500 - Practice

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 04: Danica Patrick unveils her #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for the 2012 season with team owner Tony Stewart following practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 4, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge - Practice

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 04: Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 GoDaddy.com /DanWheldonMemorial.com Chevrolet, speaks at a press conference announcing her donation to the auction benefitting the Dan Wheldon Family Trust Fund following practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 4, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas. The helmet design is in memory of IRL driver Dan Wheldon who died in a multiple car wreck while driving in the IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas on October 16. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge - Practice

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 04: A detail of the helmet which will be worn by Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 GoDaddy.com /DanWheldonMemorial.com Chevrolet, during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 4, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas. The helmet design is in memory of IRL driver Dan Wheldon who died in a multiple car wreck while driving in the IZOD IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas on October 16. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

IZOD INDYCAR World Championship Practice

LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 13: Danica Patrick driver of the #7 Andretti Autosport Dallara Honda during practice for the IZOD IndyCar Series World Championship on September 13, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

AAA Texas 500 - Practice

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 04: Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 GoDaddy.com/DanWheldonMemorial.com Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series, signs an autograph during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 4, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

2012 NASCAR Media Day - Stylized Portraits

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 16: Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, poses during NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images for NASCAR)