I've been a Danica Patrick fan since she started competing on the Indycar circuit in 2005. She's the only woman to ever win an Indycar race. Her third place finish in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 was the best ever by a woman. Male critics downplayed her victory at Twin Ring Motegi, Japan, calling it a "fuel mileage race." Shut up, boys! She crossed the finish line ahead of everybody else. Danica decided to switch to NASCAR racing in 2012. I wasn't a fan of that move. She was competitive on the Indycar circuit. I can only speculate the move was driven by the fact there's more money to be made. She hasn't been competitive in NASCAR. Beyondtheflag.com reports, Danica has announced her retirement...sort of. She intends to compete in both the Daytona 500, and the Indy 500 in 2018. At this writing, there's been no announcement of her having a ride for either race. The Daytona 500 is less than 2 months away...