Patrick to end 7-year run at 500

January 24, 2012

Danica Patrick announced Monday that she will not return to the Indianapolis 500 this year after making the move into NASCAR. She hasn’t missed the race since her rookie year in 2005. Patrick will race full-time on the NASCAR circuit this season, but had left the door open for a return to Indianapolis. She instead will race in the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C., on May 27, the same day as the Indy 500. Patrick said she may try to tackle both races in future years.