Tag:Danic Patrick
Posted on: February 10, 2009 7:12 pm

A Tired Act

Danica Patrick is at it again.

You may have seen her rather risque commercial during the Super Bowl that featured the Indy Car driver heading into a shower.

Patrick followed that up with her appearance in this week's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue where she appears in a skimpy bikini laying over the hood of a silver Shelby Cobra.

"I think SI portrays women in a classy and beautiful way," said Patrick. "I'm honored they asked me to be part of the swimsuit shoot again."

More power to Patrick if she feels comfortable with her looks and enjoys playing up her sexuality. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining.

However it is becoming more and more obvious with each passing year that Patrick is nothing more than a one trick pony who despite becoming the first woman to win an Indy Car race last year would more than likely be on the driver unemployment line without having the sexy female card to play.

There are many other drivers of equal talent if not better than Patrick looking for work. All of them happen to be male.

Without the novelty of being one of the few female racers in the series, Patrick's track record would not earn her a spot in the incredibly shrinking IRL driver line-up, which has been ravaged by more and more teams closing their doors due to the poor economy.

But she's still the circuit's lightning rod and whether it's the latest photoshoot or last season's catfight with fellow female IRL drier Milka Duno, Patrick is the Indy Car racing barometer more often than not.

Patrick always stresses how she wants to be known as a competitive race car driver and not a sideshow. But before she can finish that thought there she is, showing up in another commercial, advertisement or photo spread flaunting her wares.

She'd be best served to let her driving tell her story for a while and step away from the cameras, lights and g-strings for the time being.

It's an act that as attractive as it can be, is becoming unwatchable.


Category: Auto Racing
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