A bullish run in Indy 500 qualifying where seven of the Fast 9 positions were taken by Bowtie drivers was turned into an old-fashioned stomping as Chevy led 150 of 200 laps on the way to Power's emotional first "500" victory. "I can't describe it".
She also crashed at Daytona in February and finished 35th. My career, I've had so many wins, I've had so many poles but everyone talks about the (Indy) 500.
But it's a race where lots can happen, you can never get content even if things are looking good and you've got a quick auto.
"I just screamed like I've never screamed before". She smiled, turned and waved. He whispered in her right ear, gave her a kiss and then smacked her on the butt as she maneuvered to get her helmet on and slide into the cockpit.
In an inopportune crash with the outside wall, Patrick's Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet was spun out and sent into the infield grass. She was the first driver to make a pit stop in hopes of making a few changes.
Patrick ended up spinning out of lap 68.
While it's an unfortunate end to her career, many of her fans took to Twitter to offer support and spotlight her career accomplishments. "I want to cry".
Despite the ignominious end to her career, Patrick's IndyCar success means she's got a claim to being the greatest female driver in American motorsports. But he had just one top-three finish at this race before Sunday, and he screamed after exiting his auto, mouthing "I can't believe it" before dousing his head in milk. She decided long ago that the race that made her famous would be her last, and while she called the outcome disappointing, she also expressed appreciation for all that Indianapolis had given her. She said that her team wasn't sure what caused the crash, but the data showed "a little lift in the middle, a little understeer, then back to it and it just swung".
Instead, as one of the most marketable athletes in North America Patrick has been able to turn her fame into businesses ranging from wine to a clothing line, opportunities that she said would keep her busy. "But I'm grateful for all of it. Wish I could have finished stronger". "It still was a lot of great memories this month, a lot of great moments this year".