Danica Patrick crashes out in final full-time start

By Matt Courson
November 19, 2017

HOMESTEAD, Fla.—Danica Patrick took an early exit out of Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 after making hard contact with the Turn 2 wall.

As the sun set over the south Florida speedway, it also set on her full-time driving career.

While entering the second turn, Patrick lost control of her No. 10 Ford and made contact with the outside wall.

“I just got a tire rub and blew the right rear (tire),” she said after being released from the infield care center.

A hard-charging Kasey Kahne had nowhere to go and was also collected in the incident.

Both drivers have announced that they will change plans for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

On Friday, Patrick announced she would step away from full-time racing after the event concluded at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Despite having a win in 2017, Kasey Kahne will be moving over to the No. 95 of Leavine Family Racing, replacing current driver Michael McDowell.

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