Danica Patrick To Retire After Daytona 500, Indy 500 Next Year

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Danica Patrick is set to end her racing career in 2018.
On Friday afternoon, Patrick announced she will be retiring next year after competing in the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500.
“It just came from my heart, and I think it’s going to be awesome,” Patrick said, via ESPN.com.
“Nothing that was being presented excited me, then about three weeks ago, I just blurted out, ‘What about Indy? Let’s end it with the Indy 500. This ignites something in me. But I am done after May. Everyone needs to put their mind there. My plan is to be at Indy, and then I’m done.”
Patrick is the highest-finishing woman in Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 history; she is also the only female driver to ever win the pole position for a NASCAR Cup Series race.
The 2018 Daytona 500 will be held on Feb. 18, 2018. The 2018 Indianapolis 500, meanwhile, takes place on May 27.
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