Danica Patrick hopes to win Indy 500

Danica Patrick knew this season would be the toughest of her career but the Indy Car darling hopes to turn things around at Sunday’s Indy... More Below... Posted by on May 29th, 2010 and filed under NASCAR.

Danica Patrick knew this season would be the toughest of her career but the Indy Car darling hopes to turn things around at Sunday’s Indy 500.

She also signed a deal to race in NASCAR’s second-tier series part-time for stock car’s most popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., in addition to racing for Andretti Autosport.

Driving in two different types of cars had proven more difficult than she thought, she admitted.

Patrick, the only woman to win an Indy Car race, said, “It’s definitely the hardest year I’ve had here at Indy, it’s been challenging. Throughout this whole year I’ve really needed to work on keeping my confidence up, because it’s been tough…. I guess I knew it was going to be (tough) when the decision was made to do both of them.”

She added, “I knew it was going to be the hardest year of my career. I didn’t know how hard. I thought my Indy car stuff would give me confidence for the NASCAR stuff and I would be able to stay happy all the time but, unfortunately, I think it’s been a little of the opposite.”

(article and photo source: Reuters)

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