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NASCAR community shares impact of Danica Patrick’s career

It was an emotional day for Danica Patrick as she fought back tears during her announcement confirming the 2017 season would be her last as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Drivers and fans took to Twitter to share their appreciation and admiration for the only female currently competing at NASCAR’s highest level.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will also likely make his final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, Sirius XM), didn’t hesitate to share with fans the impact Patrick had on the sport. Brad Keselowski and Kyle Larson also sent good thoughts Patrick’s way.

Longtime boyfriend and fellow driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. made sure to tell the internet that Patrick wasn’t quite done breaking down walls and reaching her goals.