Danica Patrick posted ultimate throwback ahead of final race as a full-time NASCAR driver
Danica Patrick's career as a full-time NASCAR Cup driver came to an end on Sunday in a crash during the 2017 finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The 35-year-old, who plans on competing in the Daytona 500 and Indy 500 next season, insisted she wasn't sad heading into the race, but excited.
Posting a picture of herself as a kid in a custom racing firesuit (and some amazing glasses), Patrick wrote a thoughtful post about her career -- and her future.
I am not sad today. I am excited. It wouldn't be hard to get me sad, but I also believe in the great power of positive thinking. Ask the world for what you want, not what you don't want. I walk forward with gratefulness for what has happened in my life to this point. And I thank all the people that helped me get here, and the list is wide and deep. Sometimes I have to ask myself, is this real life?! Because it's so amazing. So my friends when you see me, smile! Don't be sad, because I choose not to be. I believe what's next is exactly what I dream it up to be......after all, what has happened already was just that.
Considering she has a new book about to hit the shelves, an apparel line, her own signature wine and a slew of endorsements, I think she's going to be just fine in her next chapter. (But we'll miss you on the track, Danica!)
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