Danica Patrick Crashes Out On Lap 67 Of Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – The Danica Double didn’t end the way that she thought it would. Patrick, started the double back in February in the Daytona 500 where she started 28th and finished 35th after being collected in the Lap 102 “big one” in Turn 3. In Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, her final start ever, she crashed out on Lap 67 in Turn 2. The single car incident would cause her to finish 30th in the 500-mile race, leaving her with two sub 30th place finishes and two crashes in…

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Danica Patrick To Start In The Indy 500, What Are Here Chances Of Winning The Race?

INDIANAPOLIS – Danica Patrick and Ed Carpenter Racing have done a great job of getting Danica up to speed for this month’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). They’ve methodically taken a conservative approach to her and how to get her comfortable with this new car and her first time in it since 2011. See, the last time Danica drove in the Verizon IndyCar Series, the car was completely different. They didn’t have paddle shifters or all the tools to use in the car to adjust…

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Danica Patrick Barely Escapes Her Way Into The Fast 9 On Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS – I wrote on Friday how I thought that Danica Patrick would be a Firestone Fast Nine participant on Sunday. She proved me right on Bump Day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying. Patrick, qualified with a four-lap average of 227.610 mph in her No. 13 Chevrolet which was good enough to be ninth on the day. That will advance her to Sunday’s final session in qualifying for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). But, it was close. 

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Why Danica Patrick Can Contend For The Fast 9 This Weekend In Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Dust off your conspiracy theory books because they may be needed this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A lot of folks claim NASCAR rigged Daytona 500 qualifying back in 2013 to allow Danica Patrick to win the pole for the annual February race in her first full season on NASCAR’s top level. I’m not sure how it could have been done, but some buy into that theory. Well, I know those same voices will say that the Verizon IndyCar Series rigged a Fast Nine capable run out of…

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Danica Patrick Hits IMS In an INDYCAR For 1st Time In 7 Years on Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time in seven years, Danica Patrick took to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a Verizon IndyCar Series car. Patrick, was one of three drivers to take part in the veteran refresher program on Tuesday afternoon. Unlike the other two drivers, it’s been since 2011 since her last Indianapolis 500. Both Sage Karam and Jay Howard raced in this race just last year. So, that’s why it took her longer to get up to speed. 

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Danica Patrick’s Indy 500 Car Unveiled

INDIANAPOLIS – Back in November, Danica Patrick sent shockwaves throughout the racing world when she announced at the Homestead-Miami Speedway that she would be stepping away from the sport in 2018. But, she had two goals before she went. She was going to do a “Danica Double.” First up, a Daytona 500 ride. Next, end her career with a return to the Indianapolis 500. When she made that announcement, she didn’t have the funding or rides set up just yet. It was a spontaneous unveiling that had to be done because…

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Danica Patrick Officially Signed To Ed Carpenter Racing For Indy 500, Will Drive No. 13 Chevrolet

INDIANAPOLIS – Ed Carpenter Racing has finalized their 2018 Indianapolis 500 lineup with the addition of Danica Patrick, one of the most successful female racing drivers in history. Patrick will conclude her motorsports career carrying the familiar colors of longtime sponsor GoDaddy Inc. the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. Patrick will compete in the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 in the No. 13 GoDaddy Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing. Patrick announced her intentions to finish her racing career by competing in two final 500-mile races. Dubbed…

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Aric Almirola Already Topping More In 3 Races Than Danica Did In No. 10 Ford 3 Years

Kevin Harvick recently said that he feels that Stewart-Haas Racing is in a better place in 2018 because of them having a fourth driver that can give them crucial information each race weekend. Basically, he’s saying the addition of Aric Almirola to the SHR organization has helped through three races so far because they have additional notes to go off of. While I don’t think it was necessarily a slight to former teammate Danica Patrick, he was just speaking the truth. With Danica, the No. 10 Ford was always a…

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Danica Patrick’s NASCAR Career Ends With Lap 101 Crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Danica Patrick took her Daytona Speedweeks conservative. She had to though, the team didn’t have a backup car. So, Danica didn’t run much in the draft in practice as well as the Duels on Thursday night so they could preserve her No. 7 Chevrolet for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Unfortunately, it was all for not. Patrick’s NASCAR career ended with a Lap 101 crash in Turn 3 at the Daytona International Speedway. This weekend was Patrick’s 191st and final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start. She announced last…

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Is It Fair Or Foul That INDYCAR Helped Danica Patrick Get an Indy 500 Ride

It may be Daytona Speedweeks, but it’s never too early to start talking about the Indianapolis 500. Just ask Danica Patrick. She opened the flood gates by comments she made during the Daytona 500 Media Day earlier this week. Patrick, 35, revealed who she’d be racing for in the upcoming Indy 500. While it may have been a slip of the tongue, the gates were opened. Even the team, Ed Carpenter Racing, confirmed it. So did the Verizon IndyCar Series. But, the backstory on how the deal come along is…

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