Danica Patrick crashes out of final race in Indy 500

Danica Patrick crashes out of final race in Indy 500

Danica Patrick crashes out of final race in Indy 500

Lots of fun to follow her whole career. "And he did it".

Patrick finished 35th in the Daytona 500 earlier this year after crashing out of the race on Lap 101 of 207.

He's done it: Will Power wins the Indy500. He managed his fuel strategy perfectly as Oriol Servia and Jack Harvey had to pit in the closing laps, and then made all the right moves to hold off pole victor Ed Carpenter to win his first Indy 500. "I just drank it".

"I was wondering if I would ever win it".

Her historic auto racing career will come to an end at the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.

Will Power celebrates his win.by dousing himself with milk.

The rest of the field missed Patrick as she came to rest on the infield grass. Her vehicle spun wildly, crashed into a pair of walls, and was soon being hauled off the track. Her highest finish in the Indianapolis 500 was third in 2009. It was supposed to triumphantly cap her "Danica Double", which began at the Daytona 500, where she also crashed out well short of the finish. She struggled to run up front despite driving for a powerhouse Stewart-Haas Racing team much of her career, and she wound up with just seven top-10 finishes.

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Power, who started on the front row of the 500-mile (805 kilometres), 200-lap race, was on the charge after the final caution, coming home ahead of polesitter Ed Carpenter and 2008 victor Scott Dixon of New Zealand.

"Yeah, it's an entire career", she said, "but what really launched it was this".

"To be able to race on Memorial Day in the biggest sporting event in the world, have America the way it is, that's what I'm going to take away from this race, " Penske said. "I had all my people around me, so I was in good spirits".

"This is just a chapter in the book. But we had some good moments".

Last year, Patrick announced that she would retire after running the 2018 Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500.

"I just can't believe it", he said after the race. "I can't describe it", Power said. I feel like collapsing. I'm pretty sad. All right, I guess I'll stop there. "It's just fantastic." Power extended team owner Roger Penske's record of 17 wins in the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing", and it completed a sweep of May in Indianapolis for him.

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