The following is a bio and a slideshow of 20 hot photos of NASCAR driver and model Danica Patrick. Though she has yet to win a race on the NASCAR circuit, Danica Patrick is one of the best known drivers on the circuit, and one of the best known sportswomen in the world.
20 Hot photos of NASCAR driver and model Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick was born on March 25, 1982, in Beloit, Wisconsin. Danica was raised in Roscoe, Illinois, and she was a cheerleader in high school at Hononegah Community High School in Rockton, Illinois.
Starting out racing with go-carts as a kid (along with sister Brooke), Danica Patrick became hooked on the racing game at an early age. At the age of 16, Danica moved to England to learn how to race Indy cars.
In 2005, Danica Patrick became just the fourth woman in history to ever race in the Indianapolis 500, where she finished fourth, the highest finish for a woman at the time. After racing a few times in NASCAR over the years, Danica Patrick switched from Indy car racing to NASCAR in 2012.
The attention Danica Patrick has received over the years as a women in racing and in NASCAR has made her a huge celebrity. Danica Patrick has been on numerous TV shows, starred in many commercials including plenty of Super Bowl commercials for GoDaddy, been in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue a couple of times in a bikini, and she even won a cooking show on the Food Network in 2013.
Danica Patrick's NASCAR career has not been without controversy. Richard Petty, who won more NASCAR races than anyone including the Daytona 500, was recently quoted as saying the only way Danica could win a race would be if the other drivers stayed home.
Today, Danica Patrick is one of the highest earning women in sports. All the attention she has gotten over the years has made her a rich women, as Danica Patrick has an estimated net worth of $18 million.
Hope you enjoy the 20 hot photos of Danica Patrick in the slideshow.