Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Danica finishing career in the Indy 500 is fitting, says IMS president

Danica Patrick cries he speaks with the media during a news conference before Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead Miami Speedway in Homestead Fla. Friday Nov. 17 2017 Danica Patrick done as a full-time driver, will drive Daytona 500 and Indy 500 in 2018
Hilda Schwartz | 18 November, 2017, 01:25

During her Cup career, Patrick has earned seven top-10 finishes, including a career-best sixth-place finish in Atlanta in 2014.

Fryer's report also suggests that Patrick, as she has stated for months, initially was reluctant to give up on racing for a living.

Again, however, much like the case is for her Daytona 500 effort, Patrick did not say the team for which she would be driving in the Indianapolis 500.

"I'm really excited, I actually have really something exciting to tell you", Patrick said as she wiped away tears. I thought she'd go road racing or back to IndyCar or something along those lines, because I think that's where she can be successful. Her performance there won her the 2005 Rookie of the Year award for both the Indianapolis 500 as well as the full IndyCar season.

Devastating tremors in Iran and Iraq: the death toll is growing rapidly
The report Tuesday afternoon by the IRNA news agency said the number of injured in the temblor now stood at 7,460. More than 316 people were killed in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab alone, about 15km from the Iraqi border.

The 35-year-old says she's "down the line" with a couple of teams and sponsors, but doesn't have anything to announce yet.

Patrick admitted that coming into the 2017 season, she faced something she never had to face before - sponsorship woes.

Patrick would not reveal who she planned to drive with for these races, however, the Associated Press notes that Chip Ganassi Racing may offer her a drive at Indy, and she will not be returning to drive with Stewart-Haas for Daytona. She won the pole at the 2013 Dayton a 500, but she has never won a stock-car race.

Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be her 251st race at the NASCAR national series level, the most ever for a female driver.

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