Danica Patrick's racing career has sped by at 200mph.

The female speed demon will take her final ride as a pro at Sunday's Indianapolis 500. Patrick will start in seventh place as she looks to grab the checkered flag to cap a decorated 13-year professional career.

Patrick won't be stuck in idle for long though. She will likely hit the media circuit quickly to promote various business interests such as a winery and a cookbook.  

Patrick's final ride made TheStreet recall a hilarious exchange we had with her back in the fall. Asked by editor Michelle Lodge on whether she was a car person, Patrick tossed a curveball:

"I'm just not a car person. I'm not into buying rare cars, fixing up a car, talking about cars. If someone says, 'I got a V-8 Hemi,' whatever. I don't know what the heck to say. "A lot of guys get along with their crews because they're gear heads. I'm not. In this capacity, I am a girl, I am a little bit different. Even though I'm not into cars, it doesn't mean that I'm not well-equipped to drive a car, do that job and the things I enjoy and love about the job."

Patrick also doesn't own 25 exotic cars as is the case with most celebrities. 

"I own only one car, a Lamborghini sitting in storage that I bought a long time ago. I drive a Ford (F) Expedition, but I don't even own my Expedition. Ford [a sponsor] does."

The love for Lamborghini's is something Patrick shares with Indy Car legend Mario Andretti. TheStreet visited Andretti's home several months ago, a day after he took delivery of a sweet new Lambo. 

Mario Andretti's new Lamborghini parked next to his father's classic Ford Bronco. Source: Brian Sozzi.
Mario Andretti's new Lamborghini parked next to his father's classic Ford Bronco. Source: Brian Sozzi.

Sitting next to racing legend Mario Andretti while he listens to some Pavorotti.
Sitting next to racing legend Mario Andretti while he listens to some Pavorotti.

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