Why is Danica Patrick retiring from NASCAR? - NextSportStar

Why is Danica Patrick retiring from NASCAR?

By on June 13, 2018
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Just because Danica Patrick is hanging up her NASCAR helmet. This doesn’t mean it’s the end of the career of the most recognizable female face in motorsports.

During a teary press conference in November, Patrick announced she plans to finish her career in 2018 with a bang: competing in the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 she told Power Lunch.

“I feel like this is where my life should be headed, and sometimes we just get kind of nudged there,” she said at the November news conference. “Sometimes it’s big nudges and sometimes it’s little.”

Patrick said she was initially anxious when considering retirement, but the closer it gets, the more excited she becomes.”I made these businesses, but now I’m going to be able to get into them much deeper,” she said.

An entrepreneur in her own right, Patrick has spent years building a brand up around her image, which encompasses fitness, health and wine. In 2009, Patrick purchased a Napa Valley winery she named Somniun. In June, she started a line of activewear called “Warrior” and published her first book

Now, when her racing career reaches the final checkered flag, Patrick will have a lot more time on her hands.

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