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Danica Patrick ends racing career with crash at Indy 500

Danica Patrick trudged out of the infield care center with her head down, mirrored sunglasses covering the disappointment in her eyes.

There was no hiding it in her voice.

"It was definitely not the way that I wanted it to end," she said softly.

The 36-year-old Patrick crashed out of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, ending her racing career at the track that made her famous. She lost traction on a slippery surface, spun as she exited Turn 2 and then slammed into two walls before coming to a stop.

She finished 30th, her lowest spot in eight starts at "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

"Definitely not a great ending," she...

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