Danica Patrick’s boss is clearing the air today by letting the entire world know that the decision for her to NOT run in this year’s 2012 Indianapolis 500 was completely hers.
It’s been confirmed today through various sources that instead of running the Indianapolis 500, Danica Patrick has opted to add the 2012 Coca-Cola 600 to her schedule instead.
This is actually a little bit surprising because it was initially said that Danica was running ten Sprint Cup races in 2012.
Eight races had already been confirmed and today’s announcement seals the deal for number nine. Queue Beatles music.
Her boss, you ask? None other than my racing husband, Tony Stewart:
We didn’t tell her she couldn’t run the 500. It was left up to her…It shows how dedicated she is to making this transition. (Tony Stewart via AP)
She didn’t site a a specific reason as to why she’s not doing double duty on Memorial Day weekend but distance was definitely a factor in her decision. Both races will be ran on May 27th this year.
Three drivers have ran both races in the past which include bossman Tony Stewart, Robby Gordon and John Andretti.