Black hair, but no black hat

Posted by Iannucci | 6/27/2008 | 3 comments »
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You may have read about Mr Carpenter and Mr Dixon both complaining about Danica Patrick’s Iowa block party. You may have read about Mr Barnhart warning Mrs Hospenthal about such behavior (Smells like double secret probation). You may have even read that she was unmoved, saying she only cares about what her teammates think about her. (Yo D!, your sponsors are having a conference call on line one.)

But truthfully, the world’s fastest swimsuit exhibitionist would rather not have all of this negative attention.

Q: Would you embrace the role of maybe being the bad guy? Because it's worked for Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart in NASCAR, you could probably make that

DANICA PATRICK: I don't think that it's ever a route that you choose to be the bad guy. I think that in an ideal world I would win over everyone's heart and be a sweetheart and be tough on the track and have great finishes, that would be ideal and that people would like me from that standpoint.

But, unfortunately, when you're popular, you get, again, positive and negative attention. There's just no -- I have no control over that.

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Translation: “I just want to be loved. Is that so wrong?”


  1. pressdog // June 27, 2008 11:19 AM  
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  2. pressdog // June 27, 2008 11:24 AM  

    I did comment, but then I deleted, because Danica can do whatever she wants, as far as I'm concerned. If she wants to recast herself as the girl next door and go ride elephants, far be it from me to be negative.

  3. Anonymous // June 27, 2008 11:46 AM  

    Should have known Pressdog would beat me to it. We already have sweetheart in the series, her name is Sarah Fisher, Danica can't even compare to her sweetness, she should stick with the roll of Indycar Vixen. I'd rather my daughter (who just so happens to be named Sarah) look to Sarah Fisher as a roll model over Dancia any day !