Danica Travels, Gets Blinged Out

Posted by Iannucci | 9/29/2006 | 4 comments »
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Been at least 10 minutes, what's up with the "Princess of Speed"?

I'm weary of covering Danica! and am reduced to one sentence paragraphs.

For starters, she's the cover story of Travel Girl magazine.

In a field where machismo rules, Patrick rocks. People put her on its World's Most Beautiful list, while her professional credentials would make Nascar winners swoon. No creampuff, Patrick competes in open wheel racing--one of the toughest racing disciplines. Yes, she likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain, but after she's left the boys in the dust.

Travel Girl not only profiles Patrick but gives readers a crash course in Indy racing. Admittedly, it's not the standard where-do-celebs-like-to-party fare, but it is an education. Travel Girl, as you've surmised by now, is not your ordinary travel pub.

Yes, that actually says "...crash course in Indy racing".

If that doesn't give you an aneurysm, consider Mrs. Hospenthal's upcoming stint as a runway model in Las Vegas.

For her turns on the runway, Patrick will wear the new Tissot PRC 100 Diamonds watch, the T-Touch Danica Patrick limited-edition timepiece and a T-Wave with diamonds.

The show will offer the public its first glimpse of the PRC 100 Diamonds watch, which features a dodecagon polished bezel, 60 diamonds and a red index dial. The PRC 100 Diamonds is also available in a quartz version and with a steel bracelet.
No doubt it takes a licking and keeps on ticking.

Speaking of (this would be my transition), a writer for the Elmira Star-Gazette briefly speculates that Katherine Legge's recent crash at Road America may catapult her to Danica!'s level in the public consciousness.

Thankful to be alive and healthy, she is now enjoying a mass media blitz, appearing on all three major network morning shows along with ABC's "World News Tonight" in its First Person segment. Legge also appeared on "Inside Edition," "The Insider," "Entertainment Tonight" and ESPN's "Cold Pizza." She's also appeared on television shows in her own country.

I'm sure this wasn't her preferred method of gaining notoriety, but perhaps now people will take notice of Legge, who is as talented as Patrick on the track and more personable off it.
Legge actually won some Atlantic Series races last year, but I dare say "spectacular crash survivor" is a bit lower than "fourth place at the Indy 500" on the driver accomplishment scale. Although, probably not by much.


  1. pressdog // September 29, 2006 8:59 AM  

    I, personally, can not possibly get enough Danica! coverage. More more more more more more. Katherine Legge is sidepod worthy. She's the shizzzzz. I feel fairly confident about who would kick who's butt in a road course showdown between Katherine and Danica (provided equal equipment).

  2. Anonymous // September 29, 2006 10:52 AM  

    Kat "Krash" Legge would kick Barbie's sister Danica's butt, no doubt, Pressdawg..
    Now if Sarah Fisher, the quiet one, can figure out how to get *her* name up in lights...

  3. Anonymous // September 29, 2006 7:22 PM  

    "Professional credentials that would make NASCAR winners swoon"? Please. Perhaps double over in laughter, but swoon?

  4. Anonymous // October 01, 2006 7:51 AM  

    Personally, I prefer Katherine's "equipment", but to each his own...hehe