Ed Carpenter Racing’s Danica Patrick says that she not superstitious about using the number 13 or having a green car.
The Verizon IndyCar Series veteran returns to the sport this month to compete in the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil for her final motor race.
Patrick has primary sponsorship from her long-time partner GoDaddy.com who sponsored the Roscoe native during both her IndyCar and NASCAR career.
Patrick believes that the number 13 could prove to be lucky for her and she has not given a reason as to why she chose this number for the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil however it has been thirteen years since her Indianapolis 500 debut with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2005 when she became the first female driver to lead laps of the most famous motor race in the world.
Patrick has a great record at the Speedway having finished third in 2009 Indianapolis 500 finishing the race just behind race winner Helio Castroneves of Team Penske and Dan Wheldon who was driving for Panther Racing.
Speaking following her refresher test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday, Patrick said:
It’s been seven years since I drove an Indy car here. “Yeah, it’s been a long time.So I just wanted to get through today, get more comfortable, be able to get on with the job. There’s been a lot of anticipation on this day for me.
The number is 13 is traditionally an unlucky number as is British racing green but Patrick doesn’t buy into any of that superstitious. Patrick will join the rest of the Verizon IndyCar Series field for practice for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil which gets underway on Tuesday 15th May.