Will Power wins 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500

Will Power wins 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500

Will Power wins 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500

Fans are tweeting support for Danica Patrick after her final race before retirement ended in a crash. "I don't even want to be here because I'm pretty sad".

Patrick, the only woman to win an IndyCar race and start from pole at the Daytona 500, lost control on lap 68 of the 200-lap race, hitting the wall in Turn 2 then spinning across the track before coming to rest.

As Power held off pole victor Ed Carpenter to win his first Indy 500, the 81-year-old Penske pumped his fist in the air and clapped.

IndyCar Series driver Danica Patrick prior to the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But she said this week that she didn't have any regrets about her career. "I was wondering if I would ever win it". "I don't think people know who I am down there". She spent the last few months getting re-acclimated to an Indy auto after a seven-year hiatus and looked like a contender while qualifying seventh.

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He is however expected to lead his national team's attack to the World Cup in Russian Federation next month. It's the best team in the world, the best city in the world, my children already have their friends.

Before leaving the Brickyard that had been the stage for many of her career highlights, Patrick fulfilled one final obligation sucking up her disappointment for a meeting with the media she so often had a love-hate relationship with.

Patrick stood stoically behind her bright green race vehicle during pre-race pageantry, with boyfriend and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, her parents and sister by her side. It still was a lot of great moments this month. While the cause of the wreck remains undetermined, Chip Ganassi Racing's Ed Jones suffered a similar incident just laps before without coming into contact with another vehicle. They just didn't come on race day. On Instagram, she confessed that the closing of her career was emotional for her.

He also sprayed it on everyone around him, including his wife, Liz, and the Indy 500 queen Natalie Murdock (her official title is 2018 500 Festival Queen Scholar).

Patrick left her mark on the two biggest and most popular motorsport series in North America, IndyCar and NASCAR, but she could not deliver the Hollywood ending to a story that just might one day end up on the silver screen. She was surrounded by autograph-seekers all month, and she got one of the loudest ovations during driver introductions Sunday. Instead, she plans to spend time on her burgeoning business empire and with Rodgers. "But I'm grateful for all of it. Wish I could have finished stronger".

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