Sport Danica Patrick to race final Indy 500 with Ed Carpenter Racing

02:06  15 february  2018
02:06  15 february  2018 Source:   MSN

Danica Patrick's final NASCAR race, complicated legacy await

  Danica Patrick's final NASCAR race, complicated legacy await As she walked into the media center at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, all the whispering stopped. The keyboard tapping, too. Everyone craned their necks and watched her climb the podium steps, sit down and speak into the microphone for what could be the final time. Everyone wanted to hear what Danica Patrick had to say. Patrick, 35, will run her final NASCAR Cup Series race next Sunday in the 60th Daytona 500. She will, barring a miraculous win in a worse car, end her career with no wins at NASCAR's top level.

The owner/driver of Ed Carpenter Racing told Autoweek Saturday at ISM Raceway near Phoenix that the two sides continue to talk but the final decision has yet to be made on Patrick 's driving a third ECR Chevrolet in this year’s 500 -Mile Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Hildebrand will get another shot at winning the Indianapolis 500 through Ed Carpenter Racing , which is expanding its team to three cars Hildebrand was leading on the final lap of the Indy 500 in 2011 when he wrecked in the final turn. Danica Patrick to drive Daytona 500 for Premium Motorsports.

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Danica Patrick, the first woman to lead laps in the Indianapolis 500, has apparently let slip that the sign-off to her racing career will be at the wheel of an Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet at Indy.

Speaking to media members at the Daytona 500 Media Day, when quizzed on her Indy 500 prospects Patrick responded, "Actually I didn't have time to meet up with Ed and the people that ... Oh, did I say that out loud? I've never done that in my career."

She then walked away, apparently annoyed with herself.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Danica Patrick has found a ride for the Daytona 500 that helps complete the closing of her racing career in appropriate fashion. Patrick will drive for Premium Motorsports in next month's Daytona 500 , her final NASCAR race .

Danica Patrick last raced in the Indianapolis 500 in 2011. She hopes to make the 500 the final race of her racing career in May. Dreyer & Reinbold, Ed Carpenter Racing both make sense for Patrick 's return to Indy .

Carpenter, a two-time Indy 500 pole-winner and the only fulltime owner/driver in the IndyCar Series will thus enter three cars for the 102nd running of the Memorial Day Weekend classic – for himself, Spencer Pigot and Patrick.

The deal – which was rumored to be made official at an unveiling in the IMS Hall of Fame Museum next month – means that Patrick’s final two races will be at the wheel of a Chevrolet-badged vehicle. She will compete at the Daytona 500 in a Premium Motorsport Camaro.

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