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Patrick struggled with car all day before late crash took her out

Danica Patrick led a semi-charmed life in her three previous Indy 500s. A crash on pit road in the race Sunday made it official that this is one month of May she will likely want to forget, writes John Schwarb.

Updated: May 25, 2008, 7:36 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The most determined march Danica Patrick made during Sunday's Indianapolis 500 was on foot, down pit road to confront Ryan Briscoe.

It was cut short, unsuccessful. Just like her race.

Patrick -- making a fourth Indy 500 start and perhaps her most anticipated after earning her first IndyCar Series win last month in Japan -- never led in the 92nd running and never ran higher than the fifth spot she owned at the start of the race.

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