Nov 18

Danica Patrick to end racing career at Indianapolis 500

The first woman to win an Indy car race

Danica Patrick will end her racing career at the 102nd Indianapolis 500.Danica Patrick plans to return to the Verizon IndyCar Series and race in the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May 2018, the final start in her barrier-breaking career as a race driver.

Patrick, from Roscoe, Illinois, made her name racing Indy cars, winning in 2008 at Twin Ring Motegi and becoming the first woman to win an Indy car race. Among her 115 Indy car starts, are seven career starts in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” from 2005-11, setting a number of milestones for female drivers.

Her best finish – third in 2009 – and start – fourth as a rookie in 2005 – both are records for female drivers in the “500.” She also has led 29 laps during her “500” career, including 19 in her electrifying debut in 2005. Both also are race records for a female driver.

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source:  Indycar.com