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‘Danica Double’ complete as Patrick’s racing career comes to end

‘Danica Double’ complete as Patrick’s racing career comes to end

Danica Patrick's racing career ended with a wreck in Turn 2 at the track that made her famous.

Will Power has won the Indianapolis 500, giving the 37-year-old Australian his biggest victory on IndyCar's grandest stage.

She may now turn to her acting and voice-over career, which has seen numerous appearances as herself on talk shows, reality series and hosting gigs.

After she parted ways with Stewart-Haas Racing following the end of the 2017 NASCAR season, Patrick said her final two races would be the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500.

"I was wondering if I would ever win it and thoughts when through my mind during the month, my career", he said. I had a lot of good fortune here and did still have some this month.

"I'm going to sit up in the "North 40" (the north short chute) and drink beer like the rest of the fans that come out there", TJ said. The Chevys were the fastest cars in the field and Team Penske had four strong chances to win.

The 2018 Indianapolis 500 was Patrick's final race before retirement and her first Indy 500 since 2011.




"I can't believe it!" he screamed in the winner's circle.

"He was so determined for this one", she said.

Patrick finished in the top 10 in just seven of her 191 Cup Series starts. She lost control of the auto and hit hard in the outside wall, sliding back down across the track and into the inside barrier. "I've had so many wins, so many poles". She posted a career-high third-place finish in the 2009 Indy 500, along with a career-high fifth in the final championship standings for the 2009 season. Power was working on reeling them in when both swerved into pitlane for fuel with three laps to go. If I win, people will remember that.

A disappointed Carpenter was left to settle for second, crossing the bricks 3.1s in arrears.

Her day - and her career - might be coming to an end earlier than expected.

Three-time victor Helio Castroneves also crashed, when his No. 3 Pennzoil Chevrolet spun outside of Turn 4 on Lap 145. Maybe someday he'll race for me. Rossi had no choice: It was hard to pass in the 2018 vehicle on a day that fell just 2 degrees short - it was 91 degrees - of being the hottest 500 in history.