I apologize for the two Danica posts in a row. Today is the first day of our top 15 stories of 2009 series and you-know-who clocked in at No. 15. In any case, Patrick’s "big announcement" this morning was somewhat of a dud, unless you’re one of the eight IndyCar fans left in the country, and even then, it was probably still a dud. Patrick announced that she has agreed to race IndyCars for Andretti Autosport for the next three seasons and unveiled her new GoDaddy car on "Good Morning America." Patrick made no announcement about NASCAR, but ESPN’s David Newton reports that a source close to Patrick said she plans to drive a part-time schedule for JR Motorsports in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series in 2010. If you like awkward live television, check out the video below.


It appears Patrick will have another "big announcement" to make soon. This image popped up on her Web site this morning. The editor of Patrick’s Web site quickly removed the image, but not before several Twitter users – like NASCAR Insiders – caught a screen grab. Yes, that would be a Chevy logo on her NASCAR firesuit.

Patrick finalizes IndyCar sponsor deal (