Team owner Tony Stewart talks to Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 Nature's Bakery Chevrolet, in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.
NASCAR driver, Danica Patrick, has been in the headlines recently for becoming the first woman to secure pole position in NASCAR Sprint Cup history.
That’s a pretty significant jump in starting slots, so our hats go off to her.
Additionally, Patrick became the first Sprint Cup rookie driver to win the pole at the Daytona 500 since Jimmie Johnson accomplished the task back in the 2002 season.
She hit the wall so hard that her car briefly left the ground. “I don’t know what it looked like, but it felt pretty big.” “It happened really quick,” she said.
“When it gets down to the end of the race, everybody’s on each other’s doors really close. Unfortunately, I was part of it.” “We were looking to finish honestly,” Patrick said. It was just a matter of getting into the right line with the right people. We only had two corners to go.” She climbed out of the wreckage uninjured, thanks in part to her taking her hands off the steering wheel just before impact.
These accolades pile on top of Patrick becoming only the second woman driver to ever win pole position in NASCAR, which she accomplished in the NASCAR Nationwide Series last year.
Click past the jump to read NASCAR’s press release Racing Queen and Go Daddy spokeswoman, Danica Patrick, recently announced that she was divorcing her husband of seven years because their marriage was ’’irretrievably broken,” then it slowly emerged that she was dating fellow driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
The race was supposed to be moved to today at noon, but the weatherman put a stop to that as well.We can’t help but wonder if this competition may spill over into their personal lives, especially if one should put the other into the wall at some point or walk away with a low-margin victory in the running for said award.Either way, Stenhouse is a lucky man, and we’ll be here to catch the wonderful Danica should things fall apart.With so much attention - and praise - being heaped her way, questions on whether she could be successful in Formula One are being floated.
But the consensus among people in F1 seems to believe that Danica Patrick isn’t good enough to compete at their level.Patrick finally chose to disclose the details of the relationship to the press, so that the couple could “be open about their relationship.” In the process, she officially broke the hearts of many of her male fans – our words, not hers.