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NASCAR Rumors: Danica Patrick Mulling Indy 500, Daytona 500 Runs In 2018

18 November 2017, 12:58 | Stacy Ballard

Danica Patrick done as a full-time driver, will drive Daytona 500 and Indy 500 in 2018

Danica Patrick the only woman to lead both the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 gets emotional during as she announces her retirement from racing

Before moving to NASCAR, Patrick was the most successful woman to compete in American open-wheel racing and the only woman to ever win an IndyCar race.

"My sister told me I was supposed to get emotional".

Patrick has known for at least a month that she will end her career next season at the Indianapolis 500, a decision that will bring her full circle and return her one last time to the storied track that made her famous.

Patrick also drove in 115 career IndyCar races during her full-time career as an IndyCar driver from the 2005 season to the 2011 season.

Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 Aspen Dental Ford, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series I Love NY 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 6, 2017 in Watkins Glen, New York. The 2018 Indianapolis 500, meanwhile, takes place on May 27.

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It was since widely speculated that Patrick may perhaps be retiring from her racing career since her chances of finding another full-time ride in the Cup Series were slim. If I don't feel like I can run better than where I am, then I don't want to do it. Sometimes it's big nudges and sometimes it's little. "Especially with me and the sponsor situation".

"I never say never", Patrick said.

Nothing that was being presented excited me, then about three weeks ago, I just blurted out, "What about Indy?"

As far as her Indianapolis 500 history goes, she has driven in the race seven times with a top finish of 3rd in 2009 and just one finish outside of the top 10.



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