Well, I have to hand it to Danica Patrick. I always knew she was smart and a great racecar driver but so far this year, her instincts were shown to be spot on ! This woman left Indycar at a good time. After speaking with her many times, I had this feeling she would leave, especially talking to her back in 2009 at Kentucky.
She made the move because of several reasons, in no particular order...
1. More money & exposure
2. She loves to drive stock cars
3. Lack of ovals in Indycar
4. The direction Indycar was going
So far what I have seen, solidifies her decision. Indycar losing American venues left and right, particularly ovals. Too many road/street courses. The new car design not being up to par. All this penalty and rule violations coming out every week. Indy 500 having small entry numbers. This series direction is on a path to destruction unless there are changes made.
Danica definitely did the right thing and move to NASCAR. You go Girl !!!!