Danica Patrick crashes in Indianapolis 500

Danica Patrick crashes in Indianapolis 500

Danica Patrick crashes in Indianapolis 500

She decided last season to end her racing career and start the next chapter of her life.

The first Australian to reach Victory Lane at Indy 500 Power's win capped a monumental day for Australian motorsport with Daniel Ricciardo triumphing on the other side of the Atlantic at the Monaco Grand Prix for a sweep of what are arguably the world's two most prestigious races.

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.

Patrick competed in her final NASCAR race ― the Daytona 500 ― in February.

"Please, Roger, let me go back", Castroneves said after stepping out of his vehicle. I will say, though, that for sure I'm very grateful for everybody for being able to finish it up like I wanted to. "I had all my people around me, so I was in good spirits".

But Patrick dropped down the field to just outside the top 10 early in the running and later admitted the auto was tough to drive from the outset.

Patrick left IndyCar and moved on to stock cars in 2012, but never won a race. "I want to cry".

"I'll miss you, most of the time", she said.

During lap 68 of the race, Patrick lost control and hit the outer wall before sliding across the track, hitting the interior wall, and finally coming to a stop on the grass, the AP reports. Power was working on reeling them in when both swerved into pitlane for fuel with three laps to go. In those attempts she has finished in the top 10 six times and the only time she didn't finish in the top 10 was after she wrecked on pit road.

Patrick, who shot to prominence by finishing fourth as a rookie in 2005, announced earlier this year that she would step away from racing after Sunday's race. "She's got one more bullet to dodge today and then that's it". ("Please Roger, can I come back", he pleaded with team owner Penske in his television interview.) Fellow Brazilian Tony Kanaan, another former victor who had the lead early in the afternoon, later lost control in turn two and also exited the race. And I don't know, maybe she's going to be fine. He posted throughout the day about the race, and he even streamed the whole event from inside his auto.

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