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Danica Patrick Ad Ruffles
Some Transgender Feathers
Danica Patrick's Moob
Signing Became a New Commercial for Boost
Patrick Go Daddy Speeding Commercial - Internet
She'll post the best 10 questions every month.
Used to it,
magazine and the newspaper supplement version of
magazine (8/19/05), a revisit to
(9/05), and covers on ESPN
(10/10/05), TV Guide
(7/31/05), and SI
(6/6/05). The Wall Street Journal where Jeff
Gordon and Danica were mentioned in a story about
reaction times. Secret
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Buddy Rice, Dan Wheldon,Vitora Meria
honored among top 100
Danica Sue Patrick
Sport: IndyCar Driver
Birthday: March 25, 1982
Residence: Phoenix, Arizona
Weight: 105 lbs
Parents: TJ and Bev Patrick,,
Birthplace: Beloit, WI
Residence: Phoenix, AZ
IRL's rookie of the year (2005)
Fourth-place finish at the Indianapolis 500
12th in points standings
Danica Patrick epitomizes the life of fast cars
and hot women. In 2005, she was the first woman to
lead the Indy 500 and finished fourth after dueling
winner Dan Wheldon in the final laps. Her rise to
prominence helped increase IndyCar ratings by 40
percent in the past year.
Patrick is the jewel of the racetrack and was
honored with several female athlete of the year
recognitions. She is constantly being sought out by
the media -- appearing on late shows (Letterman is
part-owner of her racing team) and making
"SportsCenter" ads, for example -- and she also has
posed for FHM and the cover of ESPN The Magazine's
Hot & Cool issue. The black-haired bombshell
keeps her toned figure by doing extreme yoga
sessions in a 100-degree room.
With all the attention, she proves that she
definitely can take on the heat -- on and off the
Danica Patrick on racing go-karts in her youth, the
short history of women racers, and her
A series of 14
then racecar driver.
Her edge as a driver is, a little bit of
mind over matter
Putting yourself in the mood
and feeling positive, feeling optimistic, feeling
confident. I can flip a switch pretty
A Strong Marriage:
You have to be willing to sacrifice for
each other so that you can spend time together
because I feel that if you don't spend a lot of
time together, you keep growing, but you don't grow
Advice to Young People:
Don't try and be like someone else cause
you never can be. You have your own path and that's
what makes you unique and that's what makes you
Danica Patrick is the most successful woman in
the history of American open-wheel racing, and is
one of the most famous and recognized female
athletes in the world. She is the only woman to
ever win in the IndyCar series as well as holding
the highest finish by a woman (3rd place) at the
Briscoe holds off Patrick
for Texas win
Roger Penske, wearing a tan Stetson in Texas Motor
Speedways Victory Circle, hugged Ryan Briscoe
about a long and as close as he did in 2008 when
the Aussie driver gave Team Penske its 200th
victory at The Milwaukee Mile.
After an Indianapolis 500 that started with
promise but ended in the SAFER Barrier, Briscoe
appreciated the show of support. He definitely
earned it on the fast and furious 1.5-mile Texas
Motor Speedway oval.
Briscoe, who started from the pole, overtook
Danica Patrick on Lap 193 and held off the Andretti
Autosport veteran over the remaining 35 laps to win
the Firestone 550K on a heated night when sparks
and tempers flared.
Patrick, running second to Briscoe between Laps
170 and 189, took the point as the top half of the
field cycled through the final round of pit
Danica got by us and I didnt want to
make any aggressive moves and block, Briscoe
said. I gained some momentum on the next lap,
used the push-to-pass and was able to pass her out
of Turn 4 and into Turn 1. She gave us a real run
for our money tonight. It was fun racing
side-by-side with her.
Patrick, driving the No. 7 Team GoDaddy.com
entry, led her first lap of the season and posted
her best finish since winning at Twin Ring Motegi
in April 2008. It also was her first top 5 of the
season, and her first since Richmond late last
Patrick, who started eighth, said the race
was my best from top to bottom.
It was a good weekend last weekend in Indy
and it was a good weekend here in Texas, she
said. Sometimes the little victories that I
have throughout the season are not necessarily
obvious on the track. Maybe theyre in other
aspects of what Im doing, winning little
victories here and there to get everything in line
to perform from top to bottom on race day.
Ive been working hard all season. Its
just really nice to have a result to show how hard
Ive been working and how hard the team has
been working as well.
12-race NASCAR Nationwide Series Schedule
The announcement of Danica Patrick's 2010 NASCAR
Nationwide Series schedule of events has brought
ARCA continued media exposure. Patrick, who
announced that she will compete in up to 12 NASCAR
Nationwide Series races with JR Motorsports
yesterday, has entered the February 6 ARCA Racing
Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards Lucas Oil
Slick Mist 200 at Daytona International Speedway.
Her participation in ARCA's season opening event
continues to be referenced in the subsequent media
released by the popular IZOD INDYCar Series star as
she attempts to make the transition to stock cars
According to Meltwater News, ARCA benefitted
with exposure through references in more than 350
media outlets after Patrick's Nationwide Series
schedule announcement on Thursday, January 28.
Meltwater News, formerly known as Magenta News, is
an international media monitoring service.
In December, when Patrick participated in the
ARCA open test at Daytona International Speedway in
preparation for her upcoming competitive debut,
Meltwater News reported that ARCA received
thousands and thousands of media exposures
worldwide, with an estimated media value of over $7
The 2010 ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX
and Menards kicks off with the Lucas Oil Slick Mist
200 at Daytona Int'l Speedway on Saturday, February
6, 2010. The race is live on SPEED beginning at
4:30 p.m. Eastern.
Danicas new IndyCar
deal opens door to NASCAR
Danica Patrick unveiled her splashy new car in New
Yorks Times Square, its bright green, black
and orange color scheme right at home with the
flashy billboards and lights above.
A car with fenders could be next for
IndyCars most marketable star.
Patrick signed a three-year contract extension
with Andretti Autosport on Monday, which could pave
the way for her desired foray into NASCAR.
When there are more races on the schedule,
my life almost feels more predictable,
Patrick said during a segment on Fox News.
Id be excited about the challenge.
The IRL deal done, Patrick may be free to turn
her attention to a NASCAR ride and a potential
Nationwide Series deal with Rick Hendrick and Dale
Earnhardt Jr.s JR Motosports.
Danica Patrick Ad Ruffles
Some Transgender Feathers
A new television ad for telecommunications company
Boost Mobile featuring spokeswoman Danica Patrick
has ruffled a few feathers in the transgender
blogosphere over its use of cross-dressing
In the thirty-second spot, Patrick, famous for
being the pioneering female competitor in the
male-dominated sport of NASCAR racing, is shown
pulling up to a pit stop, where her car is serviced
by a crew of men wearing high heels, miniskirts and
bright orange tops.
What? You think this is wrong?
Patrick says to the camera before launching into
script about how wrong it is to pay too
much for phone service. Its just
teamwork, she concludes about her oddly
dressed servicemen, before speeding off again.
The Trans Universe blog published a commentary
by a Sprint Nextel employee decrying what it calls
the use of men in womens clothes in a
negative context. The author, Monica Helms,
describes her attempt to raise a complaint with the
company on behalf of the transgender community
which she says went ballistic after
seeing the commercial.
A second spot in Boosts
Unwronged ad campaign shows several men
asking Patrick to sign their particularly ample
breasts, or moobs, as one of the
creators of the campaign calls them in an
explanatory video, after which Patrick recites
essentially the same script.
Not all members of the GLBT blogosphere shared
Trans Universes objections however.
Outsports.com pointed out Patricks unique
role as a woman in a male-dominated sport whose
entire career and persona has been built on
bending gender stereotypes. A comment on
Helms article suggested, Lets not
position ourselves in opposition to this
barrier-smashing woman. Shes not going after
us, and I dont think this has anything to do
While reactions have been decidedly split on
Boosts humorous ad campaign, the ultimate
outcome was probably best described in a headline
on the Deadspin blog: Add Trannies to the
List of People Faintly Annoyed by Danica
Check out the video below and decide for
yourself. Offensive or not?
of the Commercials
Danica Patrick's Moob
Signing Became a New Commercial for Boost
Boost Mobile -- it's a classy company that allows
you to pay per month for cell phone minutes in
advance. It's also the company that's now rocking
out a new commercial featuring Danica Patrick
signing mens' breasts. So, yeah, classy as all get
out. (Although still pretty funny, so credit to the
marketing people who continue to find
hilarious/attractive ways to get Danica involved in
advertising, even if they did manage to cheese off
the transgender demographic.
Danica Patrick drove for Rahal-Letterman
Racing 2005-2017 where she is shattering records,
becoming the first women in history to win a pole
position in the Toyota Atlantic Championship.
At the age of ten, Danica exploded onto the
karting scene, placing second in points against 20
other drivers. In her second year she began to
climb, racing in the WKA Midwest Sprint Series in
Yamaha Sportsman and US 820 Sportsman, placing
second and breaking two track records in a single
By Danicas third year, she had seized her
first national points championship in WKA
Manufacturers Cup in the Yamaha Sportsman
class. By the age of thirteen, she had won the WKA
Great Lakes Sprint Series title in the Yamaha
Restricted Junior and US 820 Junior classes.
Danica solidified her reputation the following
year in the Yamaha Jr. and Yamaha Restricted Jr.
classes winning a knock-out 39 of 49 feature races.
In her last year of karting she won the Grand
National championship in the Yamaha Lite and HPV
By the age of sixteen Danica was racing in the
Formula Vauxhall Winter Series in England, placing
in the top ten of the 14 races.
2000 was a record year for 18 year old Danica
when she finished second in the England Formula
Ford Festival, the highest finishing American
driver since 1998, stunning the critical British
racing community. This success brought her to the
attention of three-time Champ Cat titleholder and
1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal, who believes that
Danica is the next female sports star in North
Danica became a household name when she entered
the Toyota Atlantic Series and became the first
full-time female driver in the history of the
2003 has been a key year for this young and
talented driver as she shows that shes got
what it takes to win. With a choice of the Indy or
Champ Car series next year, this could be the time
that she climbs into the racing limelight.
"I don't feel insecure about
says Patrick. "I do as much media as I can because
I want this IRL series to be so kick-butt that
NASCAR goes, 'Huh?'"
"I'm just another driver out there trying to
kick butt. The car doesn't know or care that I'm a
Patrick would relish a proper
F1 test opportunity
Every driver would love to drive a Formula One car
at some point in their life, so yeah.
Danica Patrick, who made history when she
claimed her first IndyCar race win two weeks ago,
has confessed to wanting a Formula One test.
Patrick made her IndyCar debut in 2005, however,
it was not until three years later, driving for
Andretti Green Racing, that she claimed her first
victory, winning the Indy Japan 300 and thereby
becoming the first woman to win an IndyCar
The American is now hoping to test her skills in
Formula One, admitting that she would relish a
'proper' test with one of the teams.
"Every driver would love to drive a Formula One
car at some point in their life, so yeah," she told
"I don't think there's anything wrong with a
real, proper test.
"I was asked to do a demonstration lap at Indy
in 2005, and I said, 'No way. You're making me a
show. That's embarrassing.' But I would say that a
real test is absolutely something I would do."
And one team who would welcome her testing with
them is Honda. "We haven't instigated anything, but
if Danica wanted to be a test driver then we'd be
more than happy to talk about it," Honda CEO Nick
Patrick appears in Jay-Z
Was that Danica Patrick driving a sports car at
breakneck speed on the treacherous roads above
The IndyCar Series driver makes an appearance in
a video for the new Jay-Z single "Show Me What You
Got." The opening scene of the four-minute James
Bond-inspired video shows Patrick racing against
Jay-Z. The video, directed by F. Gary Gray,
premiered Oct. 16 on MTV and is also featured in a
new ad campaign for Budweiser Select.
"Show Me What You Got" marks Jay-Z's first
single from "Kingdom Come," his comeback CD
scheduled to be available Nov. 23.
"Getting a chance to appear in the new Jay-Z
video was a pretty cool opportunity," Patrick said.
"I have been a big Jay-Z fan for a long time and to
be part of his comeback video is a thrill."
World's Most Beautiful
World's Most Beautiful People From Angelina Jolie
to Eva Longoria, see what makes the most
captivating stars so utterly gorgeous in People's
special issue, on newsstands April 28. Danica
Patrick, the 2005 5'2" IndyCar Rookie of the Year,
24, led the Indianapolis 500 for 19 laps a
first for a female driver. And there's buzz about
an even better showing at Indy this month. Still,
racing can get bumpy. "You sweat so much," Patrick
says. "We have a helmet and this head sock; the
sun's on you. The skin takes a beating. I do
MicroDermabrasion every month. And facials
they hurt so good."
IndyCar Series driver Danica
Patrick is in the GQ spotlight for November
In an 18-page feature The Originals: 16
of the coolest sports heroes of all time, the
magazine looks at the 2005 Bombardier Rookie of the
Years flair on and off the racetrack. The
Patrick package, including a full-page photo,
highlights her drive toward perfection that
makes her one of the most unbridled
and entertaining competitors out
Other featured athletes include Willie Mays, Joe
Namath, Kevin Garnett, Michael Vick, and Kelly
Slater. The magazine is available on
TV Guide tunes
in with Patrick
Danica Patrick is coming to a checkout line near
you. Her rise to prominence this season in the
IndyCar Series are detailed in the July 31-August 6
issue, just in time for ABC's broadcast of the Indy
400 at 3pm, July 31 from Michigan International
Speedway. Patrick also has been featured on the
cover of the June 6 issue of Sports
Illustrated, becoming the first Indianapolis
500 driver to be a cover photo subject since A.J.
Foyt in the pre-race story in the May 25, 1981
issue. She was photographed last weekend for an
upcoming issue of Life magazine.
honored among top 100 women
Automotive News 100 Leading Women in the
North American Auto Industry 2005 honorees include
seven CEOs, three COOs, 13 presidents, 52 vice
presidents, four assembly plant managers and one
race car driver. One guess allowed for that
Danica is scheduled to run the entire NASCAR Cup
series and she starts it off with the Pole position
at the first race of the season - the Daytona
Patrick left the IndyCar series to compete
full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series
In 2010, Patrick began racing in the NASCAR
She later placed 3rd in the 2009 Indianapolis
500, which was both a personal best for her at the
track, and the highest finish by a woman in the
event's history. Patrick holds the IRL record for
most consecutive races running at the finish.
Finished career-high fifth in
IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green
Recorded five top-five and 10 top-10 finishes, with
a best of third at Indianapolis.
Posted third consecutive season of at least 10
Earned seventh consecutive top-10 finish at
Finished sixth in IndyCar
Series standings for Andretti Green Racing.
Became first female to win a major closed-course
auto race in April at Twin Ring Motegi.
Recorded 10 top-10 finishes and led two
Finished seventh in
IndyCar Series standings in first season with
Andretti Green Racing.
Recorded four top-five finishes and 11 top-10
finishes with a best finish of second at Belle
Runner-up finish at Belle Isle matched best finish
by a female driver in the IndyCar Series (Sarah
Fisher, Homestead-Miami 2001).
Qualified on the front row at Mid-Ohio and
Voted Indy DownForce Most Popular Driver for third
Finished ninth in IndyCar
Series standings for Rahal Letterman Racing despite
sitting out season-opening race at Homestead-Miami
Recorded two top-five and eight top-10 finishes
with best finish of fourth (Nashville and
Started 10th and finished eighth in Indianapolis
Voted Indy DownForce Most Popular Driver for second
Won Bombardier Rookie of
the Year Award after finishing 12th in IndyCar
Series standings for Rahal Letterman Racing.
Recorded two top-five and seven top-10 finishes
with best finish of fourth (Motegi and
Earned three pole positions (Kansas, Kentucky,
Chicagoland) to tie Tomas Scheckter's rookie record
for pole positions in a season.
Started fourth and finished fourth at 89th
Indianapolis 500 and earned Chase Rookie of the
Year honors. The highest starting and finishing
position for a woman driver in the event's history.
Led 19 laps, the first woman to lead at
Finished third in Toyota
Atlantic series standings driving for Rahal
Became first female to lead in points when she led
the standings after the Portland race.
Recorded 10 top-five finishes in 12 races,
including a best finish of second at Portland.
Earned first career pole position at Portland to
become first female driver to win a Toyota Atlantic
series pole position.
Finished sixth in Toyota
Atlantic series standings driving for Team
Earned five top-five finishes, including best
finish of second at Miami.
Became first female driver in series history to
finish on podium with third-place at Monterrey,
Won pro division of Toyota
Pro/Celebrity Race at Long Beach Grand Prix from
Signed with Team Rahal and named driver for team's
2003 Toyota Atlantic series program.
Competed in five Barber Dodge Pro Series events for
Team Rahal with best finish of fourth
Competed in British Zetek
Formula Ford Championship
Earned Gorsline Scholarship Award, given to top
upcoming road-racing driver.
Competed in British Zetek
Formula Ford Championship for Andy Welch and
European Formula Ford Series for Haywood
Finished second at the Formula Ford Festival at
Brands Hatch, England, the highest finish by an
American in the event
Finished ninth in British
Formula Vauxhall Championship.
Made European debut in
Formula Vauxhall Winter Series.
Competed in a limited karting schedule while
attending Formula Ford Racing School in
Competed in kart racing,
winning several World Karting Association Regional,
National and Grand National
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