Test drive Danica’s Indy 500 car.

One of the most thrilling sights in motorsports was Danica Patrick’s low-slung, GoDaddy-green Indy 500 car flying around a high-speed oval at 200-plus mph. Let’s scope out the ride that powered one of the most popular drivers in Verizon IndyCar Series history.

Check out these specs.

Rules are tight for Indy 500 car specifications. It’s up to the teams to squeeze out every last bit of performance. Here are some of the major components of Danica’s car that get special attention:

  • Chassis: Danica’s Indy 500 car is made from carbon fiber, Kevlar and other composite materials for an ideal balance of strength and weight. Surrounding Danica is a cocoon, composed of carbon fiber, Kevlar and foam, designed to keep her safe at high speeds.
  • Front and rear wings: The front and rear wings work in conjunction to create aerodynamic downforce and balance. For the front wing, there is a specific configuration for speedways and multiple component options that teams can utilize to improve handling. With the rear wing, there is a specific configuration teams run for the Indianapolis 500.
  • Engine: The engine powering Danica’s Indy 500 car is supplied by Chevrolet. It’s a 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V-6 engine optimized to run 12,000 RPM.
  • Tires: When Danica’s Indy car is racing on the high-speed oval, it rides on Firestone Firehawk racing radials that are about 11 inches wide in front and 15 at the rear.
  • Equipment: The steering wheel is one of the coolest pieces of gear on Danica’s Indy 500 car. It’s got a fuel-mapping switch, paddle shifters to snap through the six-speed gearbox and even a special push-to-pass button for a boost of horsepower for a short period of time (rules limit how much drivers can use it).

More than just an IndyCar race.

For decades in U.S. open-wheel racing, it was unheard of to have a woman driving an Indy 500 car. Many garages didn’t even have a female restroom. That changed in the late 1970s when Janet Guthrie made her first attempt at the Indianapolis 500. Lyn St. James followed in the 1990s. Then came Danica, the first woman in history to win an Indy car race. By 2011 — the year before Danica’s full-time move to NASCAR — four of 41 entrants in the Indianapolis 500 were women.

One last ride in Danica’s Indy 500 car.

The last time Danica spun up the turbocharger of an Indy 500 car was in the 2018 GoDaddy-sponsored “Danica Double” farewell tour. Was she headed for a relaxing retirement? Not so much. When Danica’s not designing new apparel for her Warrior by Danica Patrick clothing line, she’s meeting fans of her fitness book Pretty Intense or testing grapes at her California vineyard, Somnium (Latin for “dream”). So, yeah… not much time for bingo.

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