(Reuters) – Danica Patrick will return to the racing world at this year’s Indianapolis 500 as a TV analyst, rather than racing around the storied oval at blazing speeds.
Patrick, who wound up her racing career after last year’s Indianapolis 500, was announced on Wednesday as part of the broadcast team for NBC Sports’ inaugural coverage of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on May 26.
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“The Indianapolis 500 holds a very special place in my heart,” Patrick said in a statement.
“The moment I drive into the facility, I’m flooded with positive emotions. I have no doubt it’ll be the same this year when I come back as an analyst.”
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Patrick finished third at the Indianapolis 500 in 2009, the best result ever at the Brickyard by a woman driver.
She said her decision to join the NBC Sports team, where she will also contribute to pre-race and post-race coverage, is not a sign that she misses the thrill of racing.
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