Tuesday May 1, 2018
Bell Racing USA has partnered with Danica Patrick for the final race of the “Danica Double,” the Indianapolis 500.
As her racing career draws to a close, Patrick is coming full circle and ending her career in a Bell helmet – the same helmet manufacturer she began racing karts with as a young girl. When Patrick straps in to compete in the Verizon IndyCar Series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, her helmet will feature a paint scheme that combines design cues from both her very first helmet and her most recent one, as Troy Lee Designs created a true masterpiece that encompasses Patrick’s career, from beginning to end, as a fierce competitor and a barrier-breaking racecar driver.
Patrick will embark on the final chapter of her racing career this month with the iconic GoDaddy green on her car and a state-of-the-art Bell helmet on her head; brands that have ridden along with her in many phases of her career.
“We are proud that Danica Patrick will wear the innovative Bell HP7 Evo II in the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, and will finish her remarkable racing career in a Bell Helmet,” said Bell Racing USA President and COO Kyle Kietzmann. “Recognizing her racing talent at an early age, Bell was Danica’s first sponsor, providing product support throughout her IndyCar career. Bell has been with Danica for many of her defining moments as she reached the highest levels of motorsports, transcending the sport as an icon, role model, and entrepreneur. It is fitting that she will conclude her ground-breaking career using the legendary Bell brand and driving for Ed Carpenter Racing in pursuit of the Borg Warner trophy.”
“Everything has come together better than I could have imagined to close out my racing career at the Indy 500,” said Patrick. “Everyone at Bell has been so supportive of me over the years – all the way back to my go-karting days – and it just feels right to be partnered with them again as I compete in my last race.”