Steve Lauletta told Sirius XM NASCAR Radio that while CGR, which runs teams in both NASCAR and Indy Car, was talking with Patrick at one point, "we're not talking any longer".
"She has been fairly successful in some of the races that she's run at that place". She has not driven in IndyCar since 2011.
The only other team that offers both full-time Cup Series and IndyCar teams is Team Penske and it doesn't seem like a possible destination for Patrick. The reason for this was the fact that she did not have anything lined up for either race at the time. Ganassi said at the time, "I have talked to her and her representatives".
Since Ganassi has teams in both NASCAR and IndyCar, a deal with the organization could have knocked out both races pretty easily. The other team of that nature, Team Penske, are at capacity for the Indianapolis 500 with their three full-time drivers and three-time race victor Helio Castroneves, so they were pretty much ruled out from the start.
Even if it is not with CGR, Lauletta is just as confident she will be in the mix.
Danica Patrick's hopes of ending her racing career by running in both the February 18 Daytona 500 and the May 27 Indianapolis 500, the "Danica Double", took a major blow Thursday when the president of Chip Ganassi Racing said Patrick would not be driving in either race for CGR.
"We're not talking any longer". "I think it would have made sense, and we did have conversations if she wanted to run in both races, the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, and ultimately we couldn't come to a solution that worked for both of us".
"We're going to stay focused on the task at hand...getting [Jamie McMurray] and [Kyle Larson] in Cup and the 42 in Xfinity into Victory Lane as much as we can with the hopes of winning a couple of championships".
"The same on our IndyCar program". We've got cars that were testing yesterday in Sebring, and we're going to stay focused on that rather than put another temporary effort together and not doing it up to the standards that we would want to. Patrick retired from full-time competition at the end of the 2017 season and will run the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 before quitting driving for good. She remains confident she will be behind the wheel when the green flag falls in both races. The situation is definitely unfolding, but there are still plenty of unknowns.