Los Angeles Times

Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick waves during an IndyCar Series news conference in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. The series will use double-file restarts at oval races next season and is opening an office in Los Angeles as part of a new marketing strategy. CEO Randy Bernard says Tuesday the most important part is to win over fans who fled the series during the split between the now defunct Champ Car World Series and the Indy Racing League, predecessor to the renamed IndyCar Series.DARRON CUMMINGS, ASSOCIATED PRESS