Danica Patrick will be working at this year’s Indianapolis 500, albeit in a far different role than she’s accustomed to.
Patrick, who retired from professional racing after participating in last year’s Daytona 500 and Indy 500, will return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway to serve as an analyst for the 103rd running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The 36-year-old will work alongside NBC play-by-play extraordinaire Mike Tirico.
Patrick made the announcement Wednesday in the following Instagram post:
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I’m coming back to the Indy 500!!!! As an analyst! 😉 A very big thank you to NBC for believing in me and putting me along side a legend, Mike Tirico. When I say Indy feels like home to me, I really mean it. I have seen and emotionally felt every inch of it…. from on the track of course, to running so many miles around the outside of it early in the morning before the fans would arrive, to sleeping in my bus in the infield for weeks every year, to meeting so many of the loyal enthusiastic fans of this great race. I’m coming home, again…and I can’t wait! 🏁
We know what you’re thinking: Is Patrick going to broadcast for four hours while doing a handstand? She never got to do one after a NASCAR race, after all.
Honestly, we wouldn’t put it past her.
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