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15 Things You Didn't Know About Danica Patrick

Even if you’re not really into the sport of racing, chances are you’ve heard of Danica Patrick. While she’s by no means the only woman to ever sit in a race car, racing is without doubt a fairly male-dominated world and when Patrick stepped onto the scene she immediately caught the public’s eye. After all, who wouldn’t want to know more about the petite brunette absolutely crushing her male opponents in race after race?

Despite the fact that most people recognize her name, not many actually know much about Danica Patrick. Sure, they know she can handle high speed racing and they know she is absolutely gorgeous thanks to her countless Super Bowl commercials with GoDaddy. However, do they know where she grew up? What her hobbies are outside of the race track? What kind of foods she likes to eat, what her family is like, or how she got her start in racing? Sure, Patrick wrote a memoir about ten years ago, but she still remains a bit of a mystery to the average sports fan.

Here at 15 things you didn’t know about Danica Patrick, the female driver blowing up the racing world with her skill and finesse behind the wheel.

15 She Absolutely Hates Popsicles

14 Her Mashed Potatoes Have a Fancy Secret Ingredient

13 She’s Super Tiny

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12 She is a Wine Aficionado

11 She’s Been on the Cover of Sports Illustrated Twice (but not in a Swimsuit)

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10 She Moved to England at 16

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9 She’s a Music Video Veteran

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8 She was Breaking Records from the Beginning

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7 She was a Cheerleader in High School

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6 She Loves Football – and Her Favourite Team May Surprise You

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5 She’s a Commercial Queen

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4 She Loves Alanis Morissette

3 She Keeps her Family Close

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2 Cars are in her Blood

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1 She’s a Foodie

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Most pro athletes can easily afford to hire a personal chef to do all their cooking for them – after all, they’re busy and have training regimes that require a big time commitment. However, Patrick isn’t about to be kicked out of her own kitchen. The self-confessed foodie has honed her skills in the kitchen by taking classes at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, California. And, if that weren’t enough, she has also appeared on the Food Network show Chopped alongside other pro athletes including Tiki Barber and Natalie Coughlin – and she won! So, if you’re ever invited to dinner at the Patrick household, we’re betting you’re probably going to get a delicious meal – who knows, maybe she’ll even make you her famous truffle oil mashed potatoes! Once she retires from the racing world, Patrick should explore her foodie side – goodness knows she can definitely take the heat in the kitchen after hurtling down the race track at top speed for years on end.

 

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