Danica Patrick expected to race in Nationwide Series in 2011

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - JR Motorsports says it expects to field a

Nationwide Series car again next season for Danica Patrick.

JRM co-owner Kelley Earnhardt says the team is waiting for the

IndyCar schedule to be released before finalizing Patrick's 2011


Patrick signed on to drive 13 races in the Nationwide Series

this year in JRM's No. 7 Chevrolet. Her best finish of six starts

so far has been 24th at Chicago last month.

Patrick's average finish is about 30th. Earnhardt says Patrick

is still adapting to stock cars.

Earnhardt also says her brother, Dale Earnhardt Jr., will run

between four and six Nationwide Series races next season in the No.


Aric Almirola was signed this week to drive the team's flagship

No. 88.