Danica Patrick has enjoyed a unique type of lifestyle of the majority of her professional career, as an athlete that competes at speeds upwards of two-hundred miles per hour. Her first professional race in the IndyCar Series was at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida back in the 2005 racing season. That race ended with a massive crash that left Danica Patrick uninjured, thankfully. She was racing for Rahal Letterman Racing in her first professional IndyCar event.
As she prepares for her last professional racing event at the great Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Danica Patrick strapped into an IndyCar with Ed Carpenter Racing, to begin testing for the 2018 Indy-500 on May 27th. Danica Patrick expressed her emotions as she talked about her racing career, and how happy she was to be at a track that felt like home. This nationally-famous race track, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, was home to something more than a fourth place finish for Danica in her rookie racing season, it was home to the courage, passion, and competitive spirit that Danica has expressed over the course of her career.
She won an IndyCar event in the Twin Ring Motegi racetrack on April 20th of 2008. That race took place a little over one decade ago. It’s almost a storybook ending that she will be ending her racing career just after the tenth anniversary of that remarkable victory.
Danica Patrick also spent several seasons in NASCAR, trying to compete at the top levels of the NASCAR Cup Series, but struggling with Stewart-Haas Racing for over six years. Her best finishing position was 6th place at Atlanta in September of the 2014 season. Her career has been very impressive, for a woman that impressed us all at the beginning of her career, she looks to end her impressive career with a victory at the 2018 Indianapolis 500.