Curiosity was piqued when 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal announced in May 2004 that Danica Patrick would drive one of his Rahal Letterman Racing cars in the 2005 edition of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."
When the Month of May arrived in 1964, the rear-engine revolution was well underway at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But a surprise was in store for those thought rear-engine cars were finished at the big oval.
Danica Patrick got her No. 13 GoDaddy green Chevrolet up to speed quickly Wednesday. She's still trying to find her comfort level, had just a brief bit of time in traffic when she ran behind team owner Ed Carpenter, and understands it's going to take some time to get reoriented with the new Indy cars.
Three twentysomething Americans - Alexander Rossi , Josef Newgarden and Rahal - are lined up neatly at the top heading into Sunday's race at Barber Motorsports Park. It's only three races into the season but the success of the American millennials also builds on Newgarden's series title last year.