She's also the only woman to have ever led laps in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500-19 of those laps were as a rookie in IndyCar.
"I'm grateful for all of the opportunities", an emotional Patrick said at a media conference.
Patrick, 35, told media in Homestead today that this is her final season as a fulltime racer but that she aims to compete in February's Daytona 500 and May's 102 Indianapolis 500. "I said I wouldn't", she said. She won the pole at the 2013 Dayton a 500, but she has never won a stock-car race.
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Despite never winning a race in her Monster Energy Cup Series career, Patrick achieved multiple milestones to cement her place in the sport's history. Chip Ganassi Racing is said to be the top candidate for Indy, which raises the obvious question of whether Ganassi would field a third vehicle for her at Daytona as well, making her a one-off teammate to Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray. I feel like this is where my life should be headed, and sometimes we just get kind of nudged there.
The AP reported her likely Indianapolis 500 team will be Chip Ganassi Racing and the race will be her last one.
"I never say never", Patrick said. The only emotional (expletive) that you see me talking about, makes me mad. She can't go back to Stewart-Haas Racing, her soon-to-be-ex-team, since that organization will already be fielding four cars at the 2018 Daytona 500. Nature Bakery, her sponsor, dropped her, cutting the partnership a year sooner than had been arranged.