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Andretti: We'd welcome Danica.


If Danica Patrick intends to try her hand at NASCAR any time soon, it won't be a full-time proposition after she re-signed with current IndyCar Series employer Andretti Green Racing.

Patrick has agreed to a three-year contract extension with AGR, effectively ending talk of a possible switch to stock car racing - for the time being at least - but another member of the Andretti family has suggested she use the shorter IndyCar season to try her hand at the alternative discipline.

John Andretti, driver of the #34 Chevrolet and cousin of Andretti Green owner Michael Andretti, thinks Patrick needs to accumulate stock car racing experience before contemplating a full-time move to the NASCAR arena.

"I think we'd all welcome her, but I'm really happy for Michael and for his team," Andretti said, "That is great for them, and maybe Danica can still try some of this stuff too and see what she thinks."

by Reid Spencer / Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service



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