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Patrick happy with “boring” Indy qualifying run

Danica Patrick said she was content with a “boring” and “comfortable” qualifying run to seventh on the grid for the 2018 Indianapolis 500. The Ed Carpenter Racing driver, who is competing in the final race of her career and her first open-wheel race since the end of 2011, secured a guaranteed spot in the Fast Nine shootout after Andretti’s Alexander Rossi failed to knock her out of the segment in the final minutes of Saturday’s qualifying. On her four-lap qualifying attempt on Sunday, she sealed seventh with an average lap speed of 228.090mph, which left her faster than both Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon. “You hope [qualifying] is boring, and it was pretty boring,” she...
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