Dating race fan indianapolis

04 Feb

When it came time to announce her plans to the world, with her mother, father, sister, brother-in-law, boyfriend and support team watching from the back of a crowded room at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday afternoon, Patrick broke down in tears.

Once she accepted it, the idea of ending her career at Indy popped into her head. Roger Penske and Michael Andretti both have full lineups announced for next year's Indy 500.

She told her agent, and she's been working on putting together 'The Danica Double' over the last several weeks.'Nothing that was being presented excited me, then about three weeks ago, I just blurted out, 'What about Indy? Patrick will not be driving in the Daytona 500 for Stewart-Haas Racing, team co-owner Tony Stewart told AP.

Kevin Harvick will try to win a second championship in four years for the organization on Sunday, and Stewart said Patrick has been a huge part of the team's success.

He was disappointed to learn she's ready to stop driving.'I am happy that she is doing it on her terms, but I am sad because I feel like there are wins under her belt that she can still get,' he told AP.

She paused several times to compose herself to announce that she will race only in the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 and then she will walk away from the sport where success was elusive even as she became one of the most recognizable female athletes in the world. My plan is to be at Indy, and then I'm done.'Patrick would not reveal who she will drive for in either race next year, but Chip Ganassi Racing is the likely ride at Indy.