‘Danica Double’ complete as Patrick’s racing career comes to end

28 May, 2018, 06:02 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Indy 500: Start time, TV channel and live stream

Today, Danica Patrick returned to the Indianapolis 500 for her last IndyCar race.

Will Power edged Ed Carpenter and Scott Dixon to win the 2018 Indianapolis 500 Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind.

"I really don't want to be here", Patrick told reporters.

"The first restart I had behind [Power] I had a good run, I think I could have passed him, and I was like "I'll just sit here and save fuel" and work on him on the exchange".

But that momentum didn't carry through into the race as she was the victim of the second single-car accident within just a handful of laps.

"Unbelievable to be the first Australian to win the 500; maybe they will recognize me down there now", smiled Power. It just didn't come on race day.

"I just screamed like I've never screamed before".


Pole sitter Ed Carpenter finished second, Scott Dixon was third, and 2016 victor Alexander Rossi came from the back of the field to finish fourth. "But I'm grateful for all of it. Wish I could have finished stronger".

"I felt bad when I turned around, and I realized (I hit) her glasses, and she was just covered in milk", Powers said. "But I kind of said before I came here that I feel like if it's a complete disaster - complete like as if not in the ballpark at all, look silly - then people might remember that". Late into the race, everyone was saving fuel, and the guys were telling me that Will and Simon [Pagenaud] were running a lap better than me at that point. I didn't realize she was behind me. You want the guy that deserves it to win and often this race comes down to a bit of a lottery.

Power hits the finish line for victory.

Among other drivers who exited due to mishaps were three-time victor Helio Castroneves (lap 147) and 2013 victor Tony Kanaan (188).

Her crash was third in 20 laps of the race, which also took out defending champion Takuma Sato on lap 48 after running into the back of James Davison in Turn 4.

It's always special to be here at Indy, but I've been with him on four Sunday nights after the race where he's disappointed and we have had a deep-and-meaningful for hours.

But 13 years ago, Patrick was named rookie of the year, had a record-breaking season and led for 19 laps in the Indy 500, as NPR's Cheryl Corley reports. The race capped her "Danica Double", which began at the Daytona 500, where she also crashed out well short of the finish.

Recommended:



Popular

Champions League final: Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah suffers suspected dislocated shoulder
A goalless first half saw Liverpool star forward Mohamed Salah exit in tears with a shoulder injury in the 30th. For once, Bale overshadowed teammate Cristiano Ronaldo , who had a quiet game in the Ukrainian capital.

Fulham returning to English Premier League after four years away
Odoi paid the price when he was booked for a second time in the 70th minute after becoming the latest Fulham player to chop Grealish to the floor.

FDA warns against teething products with benzocaine
If you can see that the teeth are breaking through the surface, Logan says you can also give your child a small dose of Tylenol. Any mom or dad who's ever had to soothe a teething baby knows it's just about one of the toughest phases of parenthood.

Jets Owner Christopher Johnson Says He Will Pay Players' Anthem-Related Fines
NFLPA spokesman George Atallah said the union has a problem with players being disciplined or fined without its consent. Americans can once again come together around what unites us - our flag, our military, and our National Anthem .

China says it will cut auto import tariffs on July 1
Trump said May 13 on Twitter that he would seek to get ZTE back into business after discussing the issue with Xi. The foreign ministry confirmed it Tuesday: Tariffs will drop from 25 percent to 15 percent for imported cars.

Census: St. Johns County is nation's 14th fastest-growing county
San Antonio, Texas, which grew by 24,000 people a year ago , ranks No. 1 for numerical population growth among all USA cities. When looking at percentage change, 10 of the 15 fastest-growing large cities were located in the South, the bureau said.

Trump on National Football League protesters: 'Maybe you shouldn't be in the country'
Bears coach Matt Nagy said after practice Wednesday that the team will discuss the issue as a group at some point in the future. I'm someone who's always looked at the anthem as a declaration of ideals, including the right to peaceful protest.

United Nations exempts North Koreans meeting with Trump from sanctions
Talks between the Koreas will likely resume after Friday, once Max Thunder finishes, said Moon's media secretary, Yoon Young-chan. In the fullest account to date of the Pompeo-Kim talks, the secretary of state recounted the North Korean leader's demands.

U.S. warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds
CNN has reached out to China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs but has not yet received a response on this matter. The cause of those incidents, reported in late 2016 and early 2017, still remains a mystery .

Oil Prices Rebound On Crude Inventory Draw
With renewed USA sanctions looming against OPEC-member Iran and oil demand strong, analysts said crude prices were well supported. Natural-gas prices, meanwhile, turned modestly higher.