HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Danica Patrick, the highest-finishing woman in the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500 and the only female driver ever to win a pole in the NASCAR Cup Series, will compete in both races next year before retiring as a race car driver. "It just came from my heart, and I think it's going to be awesome," Patrick said Friday about her decision during an emotional news conference at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Patrick, who is still finalizing the teams for both races, said she doesn't anticipate competing after the 2018 Indianapolis 500. "Nothing that was being presented excited me, then about three weeks ago, I just blurted out, 'What about Indy? Let's end it with the Indy 500,''' she told The Associated Press. "This ignites something in me. But I am done after May. Everyone needs to put their mind there. My plan is to be at Indy, and then I'm done." The lack of progress as Patrick transitioned from IndyCar to NASCAR resulted in her inability to...



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