Danica Patrick still follows the Indianapolis 500 closely, even pre-organizing her race day schedule this Sunday so she can watch most of the event.
As for participating in the race again, that's a different story.
Patrick, who first earned her popularity in open-wheel racing, said her focus is on the Sprint Cup series and the chances of her running at the Indy 500 become ''less and less likely with each passing year.''
''Each year my desire to race there is less and less and my apprehension grows higher and higher,'' Patrick told The Associated Press earlier this week.
Patrick said she briefly contemplated pulling ''double duty'' this year and racing in the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Coca 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the same day just as her current team owner Tony Stewart has done in the past.
But Patrick thought better of the idea.
''I thought this year was going to happen, but it's just not going to be helpful for my Cup career,'' said Patrick, who has run the Ind...