Danica to appear on 'CSI: NY'

Updated: February 4, 2010, 7:21 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- Danica Patrick will guest star on "CSI: NY" as the top competitor of a racing star who dies under suspicious circumstances.

Patrick is scheduled to appear on the episode airing Feb. 10 on CBS. Antonio Sabato Jr. plays the racing great who dies in a car explosion on the streets of Manhattan two days before a race as the result of car tampering.

JR Motorsports announced Patrick's NASCAR schedule last week. Her first race, though, is still uncertain. Patrick is waiting to decide whether to race in the Nationwide Series opener at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 13.

The team says it will decide after Patrick makes her stock car debut in the ARCA race at Daytona on Saturday. If she feels comfortable, she could race the following week in NASCAR's second-tier series. It would be a daunting NASCAR start considering more than a dozen Sprint Cup regulars, including team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., drive in that one.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.