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Danica Patrick could open doors

Updated: August 18, 2011, 1:05 PM ET
By Matt Willis

Marty Smith broke the news Wednesday that we all expected to hear for quite some time: Danica Patrick will be heading to NASCAR full time starting next season. She'll drive a full Nationwide Series schedule for JR Motorsports, with the possibility of eight to nine Cup races in Stewart-Haas Racing cars. All of this could lead to a full-time Sprint Cup ride in 2013.

The news begs the question: Why hasn't there ever been a really successful female driver in NASCAR? While I can't ...

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