Will Danica Patrick Win The Indy 500 This Weekend?
Danica Patrick made history last year when she became the first lady to win an IndyCar series, during a race in Japan. Now, the 27-year-old is hoping to drive home a much bigger win at the Indy 500 tomorrow. According to folks in the know, “The Indy 500 is the most important in the series and takes about three and one-half hours of all-out driving.” Translation: Crossing the finish line first would give Patrick the driving credentials to justify all the media attention and magazine covers she’s gotten over the years. Here’s why we’re thinking Patrick has what it takes…
The Indy 500 race track is Patrick’s strongest, according to Michael Andretti, a former IndyCar champion and co-owner of her Andretti-Green Team. “She proved it in her rookie year,” he said. “If we can give her the track position up front she’s not going to be easy to pass.”
Patrick’s major competition is Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing. But Danica seems more prepared than ever to take on fellow racers. “I feel like the gap has been closed quite a bit this year,” she said. You go girl! [Reuters]