Danica Patrick broke down in tears Friday as she announced she will retire from full-time racing next year after running the Daytona 500 and then the Indianapolis 500, closing her career at the storied track that made her famous.
Patrick told the Associated Press it took her many months to come to the realization her career is all but over. Once she accepted it, she said, the idea of ending her career at Indianapolis Motor Speedway popped into her head.
She said she told her agent and that she's been working on putting together “The Danica Double” over the last several weeks.
“Nothing that was being presented excited me, then about three weeks ago, I just blurted out,...