Looking to Indy for Danica’s Final Finish: Exclusive Audio Package Update
That’s a wrap on Daytona! The 60th annual running was a hard-fought race. In the end, Austin Dillon celebrated a career-making win, while another fresh face, Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr., finished second. Thanks to epic crashes in both stage one and two, some race favorites were knocked out of the running early, including the 2017 champ Martin Truex Jr.
Danica Patrick ran out of luck when the stage two wreck hit and she ultimately finished 35th in the field. This may have marked her last NASCAR race, but Patrick has plenty to be proud of. She made history at the famous event in 2013 by becoming the first woman to win the pole position. And despite pulling together a sponsor and a car at the last minute this year, she was able to complete yet another 500.
Now, the pressure is on as the second half of the Danica Double moves forward and we look to the final event in her racing career. Fans will have the pleasure of seeing her race one more time at the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 this Memorial Day weekend on May 27th. There she will become only the 14th driver in history to lead in both races.
The IndyCar season will officially kick-off next week at St. Petersburg. From there, IndyCar heads to ISM Raceway in Phoenix, the streets of Long Beach, and Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama before heading back to Indiana as drivers compete for a spot in one of the most prestigious racing events in the world. Check out the schedule below:
Drawing an international audience as drivers from all over the world compete, the Indy 500 is the biggest spectacle in the motor racing world. The Indianapolis track itself is a sight to behold, as one of the largest permanent sporting complexes. Hundreds of thousands will be there in person but for the millions who will not be attending, the IMS broadcast team will have every breathtaking moment covered with live, play-by-play action all weekend long.
All eyes will be on Danica, one of the most recognizable names in the sport, her tremendous skill has allowed her to make her mark in NASCAR and open wheel racing. Before making the switch to stock cars, she first made her name on the IndyCar circuit. In 2005, she became the first woman to hold the lead during the Indianapolis 500. A few years later, she was the first female to win an IndyCar race in 2008.
If you missed out at Daytona, there’s still a chance to be a part of racing history before another star hangs up their fire suit. With a blown out package that leads up to the Indy 500, your brand will have presence starting with the first Verizon IndyCar Series race in St. Petersburg through Danica’s final laps.
The 7-week package includes:
Two (2) :30’s in the races at St. Pete (week of 3/5), Phoenix (week of 4/2), Long Beach (week of 4/9), Barber (week of 4/16) and the IndyCar Grand Prix (week of 5/7)
Six (6) :30’s in the Indy 500 qualifying races (week of 5/14)
Two (2) :30’s in the Indy 500 final practice/Carb Day Show (week of 5/21)
Three (3) :30's in the Indy 500 on May 27th
Five (5) :10 second drop-in features in the qualifying races, final practice, and Indy 500
Ten (10) :05 second billboards in the qualifying races, final practice, and Indy 500
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