#1 Indianapolis being home
More offensive then anything else had to be how she said that Indianapolis felt like home to her. Of course some are probably going to wonder what is wrong with a statement like that, especially since she cut her teeth in The Indycar series and has had reasonable success at Indianapolis, but it feels like a slap in the face when NASCAR offered her a home as well.
With that being said, NASCAR literally bent over backwards to try to make the sport her home, but she did absolutely nothing to make it worth their while. In fact, she even seemed to retire from the sport just for a publicity stunt to promote her upcoming books, diet plans and her finale, which would be a run in The 2018 Indianapolis 500.
Did she do a lot for women in the sport of NASCAR and even racing? Yes absolutely, but she did nothing for NASCAR itself and even seemed to turn her back on it after retiring from it earlier this year. She even has refused to step behind the wheel as a trainer for other drivers, which would have given her a chance to help shape the future of the sport.
“It always feels like home here at Indy,” she said. “The track feels so familiar, everything like from the walk to pit lane. I’m just waiting for the alley cats to show up, basically.