It has been quite a year for Danica Patrick. She became the first woman to win an Indy Car race, coming in first at the Indy Japan on April She also became the first race care driver to pose for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The good people at SI never thought to give us Richard Petty in a speedo, but Danica, bent over in a white ruffle bikini, must for some reason have seemed like a winner.
After getting a lot of attention for her body positive Instagram pic of her abs, the NASCAR driver explained to People why she decided to show her followers the truth. It gives me the opportunity for it to come straight from me and be real. I follow tons of people on social media who you feel envious of; they have the perfect life or they look perfect all the time, and it just seemed like the right thing to do. I kinda love when people do real vs produced shots. The difference between the two is lighting, pose, and clothes adjustments. We all want to look our best at all times, no shame in that.
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Is the backlash because of jealousy? Possibly; although, she has been caught in a couple of shameful acts in the past. In this article, we look at 15 specific pictures that highlight that very statement. From her lackluster career nowadays, to questionable edgy pictures from the past to even, leaked photos, 'shameful' describes these 15 pictures featured in this article. Heck, most likely, those reading this article tend to forget that Danica even still drives. Sit back, relax and enjoy these edgy and controversial pictures featuring the 60 million dollar former Go Daddy face.
She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing —her victory in the Indy Japan is the only win by a woman in an IndyCar Series race. Born to a working-class family in Beloit, Wisconsin , Patrick began karting at the age of ten and achieved early success by winning her class in the World Karting Association Grand National Championship three times in the mids. She dropped out of high school with her parents' permission in , and moved to the United Kingdom to further her career. Patrick competed in Formula Vauxhall and Formula Ford before returning to the United States in due to a lack of funding. Patrick later raced in the Toyota Atlantic Series for the next two years. Her best effort was third in the championship standings for the season where she became the first woman to win a pole position in the series. She first drove in the IndyCar Series with Rahal Letterman Racing in and took three pole positions , equaling Tomas Scheckter 's record of poles in a rookie season.