#2 Failed Retirement tour.
Danica Patrick’s career ended not with a bang, but with a whimper. She started off her highly publicized retirement tour by qualifying for The Daytona 500, but failing to last much past the midway point of the race. Of course it is worth noting that she was no longer in top grade equipment with SHR, but Daytona is supposed to be an equalizer.
She followed that up by crashing before the midway point of The Indianapolis 500 in what had to be one of the most disappointing retirement tours in racing history. In the end, the failed retirement tour is no indicator of success at all and should have prevented The ESPY’s from recruiting her as host.