Danica Patrick has confirmed that she will drive the No.13 GoDaddy Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing in the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 27.
Patrick, one of the most successful female racing drivers in motorsport history joins team owner Ed Carpenter and Spencer Pigot at the team for the most famous motor race on the planet.
The 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil serves as the second half of what has been dubbed ‘The Danica Double’.
The Indianapolis 500 will mark Patrick’s last race before retiring and speaking about the deal to race with Ed Carpenter Racing for the most famous motor race in the world, Patrick, a native of Roscoe Illinois commented by saying:
I love how everything is coming full-circle. I am going to close out my racing career at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the place where so many amazing things have happened for me. “I’m back in GoDaddy green and joining a great team. Ed Carpenter Racing is consistently competitive at Indy. I can’t think of a better way to finish out my racing career than at the Indianapolis 500 with this team and GoDaddy.
Team owner Ed Carpenter commented by saying:
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – to be the team to power Danica in her final race, and to do it together here in Indianapolis is especially significant for ECR. “When you consider the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is where Danica first made her mark in racing, it’s easy to see why this is the perfect way for her to end her career.
Patrick’s best result at the Brickyard came in 2009 when she finished on the podium in third place for Andretti Autosport.
GoDaddy who worked with Patrick during her time in the Verizon IndyCar Series and in NASCAR are excited to reunite with Patrick for her final race. Barb Rechteman EVP and CMO of GoDaddy commented on the news by saying:
Let there be no question about Danica’s ability to go out with a win at what is arguably the most recognized race in the world. “The best parts of all this for us is Danica’s moxie, her commitment and her ability to compete at the highest levels of a male-dominated sport. Now that she’s on the verge of retiring to pursue her own businesses and entrepreneurial interests full-time, like so many of our customers, we are aligned better than any time in our decade-plus long relationship. It’s all so poetic from our perspective.