The “Danica Double” is set.
Danica Patrick will end her full-time motorsports career in May running the Indianapolis 500 in the No. 13 for Ed Carpenter Racing, the team confirmed.
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It is expected to be Patrick’s last race. She competed in the 2018 Daytona 500, finishing 35th.
“I love how everything is coming full-circle,” Patrick said in a team release. “I am going to close out my racing career at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the place where so many amazing things have happened for me. Im back in GoDaddy green and joining a great team.”
Patrick announced in November 2017 that she was retiring from full-time racing following five years with Stewart-Haas Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, with plans to run two of the biggest races in the world in 2018.
She drove in the Daytona 500 for Premium Motorsports, piloting the No. 7 GoDaddy Chevrolet with Tony Eury Jr. atop the pit box, reuniting her with both the number and crew chief with which she began her NASCAR career.
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Eury Jr. served as Patricks crew chief from 2010-12 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
I couldnt have written a better story about how this would all fall into place, Patrick said at the time of the announcement. Going with the flow is working out beautifully. It all makes my last NASCAR race just that much sweeter.
Patrick has competed six times in the Daytona 500 with a best finish of eighth (twice); she also won the pole position for the 2013 running.