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Power sprints to 102nd Indianapolis 500 win

28 May, 2018, 01:55 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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I feel like collapsing.

"Can't believe I came all the way from Toowoomba to be a professional driver and I never expected to be here", screamed Power.

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. "I've had so many wins, so many poles". He has 34 wins in IndyCar now, tying him with Al Unser Jr. for most on the career list. "I was like, "I don't remember this". The 500 is incredible.

Patrick started seventh Sunday and was running 13th when her No. 13 GoDaddy Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet spun in entry to Turn 2 and struck the wall with its left side on the turn's exit. Not what we were hoping for and what you want for your last race. Patrick's hair started blowing in the wind, turning her pose into an impromptu photo-shoot - likely her last one in a firesuit. "In a couple of days I'll feel better". 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.

Scott Dixon used strategy and stretched his fuel to finish third and was followed by Alexander Rossi, who drove from 32nd to fourth and made some of the most spectacular moves in the race.


The race played out in two distinct parts: the first 48 laps when nothing happened, and the final 152 that brought one incident after another. Defending champion Takuma Sato, the first Japanese driver to win, crashed into the struggling auto of James Davison from behind, taking both cars off the track.

When Sunday's Indianapolis 500 comes to an end, TJ Patrick and his wife, Bev, can return to watching races for their entertainment value rather than the nervous, helpless feeling that comes when they watch Danica race.

"Man", he said, "I think I'm going to win this!"

"It swung around as soon as I recommitted back to the throttle for a little bit of understeer in the corner. Please Roger, I've got to come back!" "He will be here next year in one of our cars".

Next, it was Tony Kanaan's turn. "I was wondering if I would ever win it and thoughts when through my mind during the month, my career", he said.

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