Danica Patrick is expected to announce Thursday that she'll compete full-time in the Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports in 2012. A news conference is scheduled for noon ET in Phoenix, where GoDaddy.com is located. It's also possible that she could announce her part-time Sprint Cup Series schedule with Stewart-Haas Racing at the same news conference.

The 29-year-old Patrick, who had a career-best fourth-place Nationwide finish at Las Vegas earlier this year, has three top-10 finishes in seven Nationwide starts this season.

The news conference will be streamed live on NASCAR.COM.