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Patrick’s career comes to an end

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Danica Patrick wanted one last shot at the Indianapolis 500. She would get that shot this weekend at the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.

She said the reason why she chose the Indianapolis 500, because this race made her relevant. Her racing career came to an end on lap 68.

Danica Patrick driving in the Indianapolis 500 (Getty Images)

Danica Patrick driving in the Indianapolis 500 (Getty Images)

Her crash was similar to Ed Jones, who had crashed a few laps earlier. She spun out going into the turn. Her car was very loose, then hitting the wall.

Patrick, who returned to IndyCar for the first time in seven years, had a one-off deal to race this weekend with GoDaddy as the sponsor and Ed Carpenter Racing. Her crash was the third crash within 20 laps.

She was in 17th position at the time of the crash.

Patrick was running in her first Indianapolis 500 since May 2011. After starting the day in the 25th position, she finished in 10th.

She also led 10 laps in her last Indianapolis 500, as a full-time driver.

In eight career Indianapolis 500 races, she had six Top 10 finishes. Patrick likely suffered her worst career finish in this race on Sunday, as she finished in the 30s with 33 cars starting the field.

During the 2008 race, she finished 22nd with a pit crash despite starting fifth. One year later, she finished third with Andretti Green Racing.

At the end of last season, before her full-time ride came to an end in Miami, Patrick announced that she wanted to race at the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 one last time. Patrick, who drove the GoDaddy/Warrior by Danica Patrick sponsored Jay Robinson entry, finished in the 35th position after also crashing.


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