The 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil takes place in just over two months time.
Earlier this week, Danica Patrick, a veteran of 116 Verizon IndyCar Series races unveiled her No.13 GoDaddy.com Chevrolevet that she will drive for Ed Carpenter Racing for her final motorsport race.
Patrick’s best result at the Indianapolis 500 was a third place finish with Andretti Autosport in third place just behind race winner Helio Castroneves and second placed Dan Wheldon.
Patrick is excited about her return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. The Roscoe native will partner team owner Ed Carpenter and Spencer Pigot at the most famous motor race on the planet.
Speaking at the unveiling of her car, Patrick commented by saying:
It’s pretty damn real, it’s completely real. “Yeah, I’m excited. It scares me a little bit to look at how small that rear wing is, but hey, I’m sure there’s (downforce) grip somewhere – more grip than I’m used to.
Speaking about joining ECR for the race, Patrick who has yet to drive the new universal aero kit commented by saying:
Everybody’s been great. “Everybody’s been good to work with and fun and easy and working hard and getting the right people involved. Giving us a shot to finish the way I started.
Patrick made her Indianapolis 500 debut at the 2005 event with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and became the first female driver to lead a lap of the race and went on to win the Indianapolis 500 rookie of the year award.
Patrick was due to test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week however due to poor weather the test was rescheduled for the end of April.