LONG POND, PA - Danica Patrick appears set to make her long-awaited move to NASCAR.
However, her debut in the top-tier Sprint Cup series could be years away.
While Patrick has made strides in NASCAR's Nationwide Series, Dale Earnhardt Junior, believes Patrick needs more time and experience in the second-level circuit before making the fulltime leap to suiting up on Sundays.
Earnhardt, co-owner of JR Motorsports, said he wants Patrick to run a full Nationwide schedule with his team. She has driven 19 Nationwide races for his team over the last two seasons and has six more scheduled starts this year.