INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Danica Patrick’s racing career ended with a wreck in Turn 2 at the track that made her famous.
Patrick had been running near the middle of the pack in the Indy 500 when she lost control, slid hard into the outside wall, then caromed across the track and hit the inside barrier.
The rest of the field missed Patrick as she came to rest on the infield grass.
Patrick, who shot to prominence by finishing fourth as a rookie in 2005, announced earlier this year that she would step away from racing after the Indy 500. The race capped her “Danica Double,” which began at the Daytona 500, where she also crashed out well short of the finish.