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Danica Patrick will run 2018 Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500, then retire

Danica Patrick will run 2018 Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500, then retireā€

Patrick recently lost her NASCAR Cup seat at Stewart-Haas Racing to Aric Almirola for the 2018 season. She has said on numerous occasions that she was done with Indy auto racing in any capacity.

Danica Patrick said Friday that the 2017 season would be her final season as a full-time driver. Patrick plans to run in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 as a way to cap off her racing career.

"I'm really excited about (competing in those races)", said Patrick, holding back tears. I'd been going through this in my head and kept asking myself, "How am I going to get the words out and say it's over?"

Patrick has one IndyCar Series victory at Motegi in 2008.

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It's hard to believe it's been six years since Danica last competed in the Indy 500, and we can't wait to see the excitement that will surround her return to "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing!" Her best finish in the standings was 5th, which she pulled off in the 2009 season. "I said I wouldn't", she said.

"I don't feel like I was necessarily pushed into this". She has a winery in California, a line of athletic wear and an exercise and fitness program. But I definitely was faced with situations at the beginning of the year that I had never faced before.

Her career crossroads was put in motion when GoDaddy left auto racing after 2015, then new sponsor Nature's Bakery was unable to fulfill its three-year commitment to SHR and Patrick. I've always had a sponsor. I don't want to be remembered for the things that didn't go as well.



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