Danica Patrick said Friday she is still looking for an opportunity to race in the Indianapolis 500 next season - if she can get a competitive ride.
''I'd like to if it's with the right team,'' Patrick said at Richmond International Raceway. ''If it's not, then there is no point for me. I feel like I'd still be able to get in a seat and get comfortable with the amount of practice time there is in Indy and have a shot to win the race. But again, if I don't have a shot to win the race or feel like it's a real opportunity, then I am not going to do it.''
Patrick made seven Indy 500 starts, with a best finish of third in 2009 - the highest ever finish for a woman in the field. She left IndyCar at the end of last year for NASCAR and is scheduled to run the full Sprint Cup season in 2013.
In that Cup job with Stewart-Haas Racing, Patrick would be committed to run NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the same day as the Indy 500. The last driver to run both races on the ...