Report: Danica to make NASCAR debut Saturday

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Danica-mania isn't done at Daytona just yet.

After surviving a mid-race spin and rallying for a sixth-place finish in her stock car debut on Saturday, JR Motorsports will enter Patrick in Saturday's season-opening Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway, according to a report on the Charlotte Observer 's Web site.

The report says a formal decision will be announced Monday at 8 a.m. ET.

This marks a change in plans for Patrick in her foray into stock car racing. According to the initial plans laid out by her and JRM, her expected Nationwide Series debut was set for Auto Club Speedway on Feb. 20.

JR Motorsports has said it will be up to Patrick to decide if she wants to make her NASCAR debut in the Feb. 13 second-tier series race at Daytona.

She wanted to wait until after her stock car debut in the ARCA Series race Saturday to make a final decision.

With Dale Earnhardt Jr. already schedule to run the organization's No. 88 entry, it is expected that Patrick, in the No. 7, will replace teammate Kelly Bires in the Nationwide race field.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.