Danica Patrick adds to busy schedule

As if running a full season of Sprint Cup competition wasn’t enough, Danica Patrick now has plans in place to return to her roots … well, her NASCAR roots.

Patrick will pilot the Turner Scott Motorsports fourth entry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway, it was announced Thursday. Patrick will be behind the wheel of the No. 34 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Camaro in the season-opening Drive4COPD 300. Veteran crew chief Mike Greci will be calling the shots for the team.

Patrick, who is the first woman in history to win an IndyCar race, has raced in 58 NNS events, completing one full-time season in 2012. Patrick finished 10th in the 2012 driver points standings, tallying one top-five and seven top-10 finishes. The Roscoe, Ill., native also earned the NASCAR Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver award following her first full-time NNS campaign.

Patrick’s longtime sponsor GoDaddy.com will back the No. 34 Nationwide entry.