Danica Patrick to drive in 2018 Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500, then retire

Danica Patrick cries he speaks with the media during a news conference before Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead Miami Speedway in Homestead Fla. Friday Nov. 17 2017

But the news of her potentially running both the "Great American Race" and the "Greatest Spectacle In Racing" is obviously the more intriguing development.

Graham Rahal, whose father Bobby ran Patrick in the Atlantic championship and the first two years of her IndyCar career, said recently that she would be welcome back at the Brickyard in an open-wheel vehicle.

Danica Patrick will return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway to race in the 2018 Indianapolis 500.

Patrick made the announcement at a press conference at Homestead-Miami Speedway. She became the first woman to win an IndyCar Series race when she won the Indy Japan 300 in 2008.

Jenna Fryer of the AP says that Patrick informed her that she will run the 2018 Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 and then call it a career.

While she won't have a full-time ride in the Cup Series next season, Patrick will still be driving in the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 18th, 2018, although she did not say the team for which she would be driving.

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However, Enyeama, who is on the road to recovery after a long injury-enforced lay-off, is happy with the present team's performances.

She has competed in 189 NASCAR races but never found Victory Lane, her best result was a sixth at Atlanta in 2014.

Patrick races with Stewart-Haas Racing. "I mean, it's twice the field of Indy cars". "I had never had sponsor issues". Aric Almirola will take her seat in 2018. 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 feel like there's a lot out of your control as a driver, and that's frustrating.

"It's super competitive", Patrick said. I don't want to be remembered for the things that didn't go as well. It's 40 cars instead of 20, basically.

"I was like, shoot, nothing really works".

"What I've always wanted is to just be remembered as a great driver, then remembered as a girl", said Patrick.

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