• Jun 3, 2009

Danica Patrick's SI Swimsuit Issue photo shoot – Click above for high-res image gallery

In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, racing superstar Danica Patrick got herself into a bit of hot water when the subject of performance-enhancing drugs came up. When asked if she would take illegal drugs if she would not get caught, she responded by saying "Well, then it's not cheating, is it? If nobody finds out?'' She also spoke of exploring gray areas to gain an edge on her opponents, saying "You're trying to find where the holes are in the rule book.'' That, apparently, wasn't the answer U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart was looking for.

Tygart called Patrick's comments "totally irresponsible," and that her statement flies in the face of what millions of parents teach their kids every day. Danica replied to the criticism she's received with a 'just kidding' defense, which doesn't seem to be getting herself off the hook. We get where Tygart is coming from, but that fact that he made such a big deal of her comments gave the story a whole lot more publicity than it has already gotten. Last we checked, Danica hasn't tested positive for banned substances. And judging from her swimsuit photos in SI and her GoDaddy commercials, Ms. Patrick appears to be toning up the old fashioned way.



[Source: Fan House | Images: SI.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Apparently, it's only totally irresponsible if someone mentions it. Because if no one mentions it, it's not REALLY happening.
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      She is not all that pretty.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Yes but she likes cars!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Yeah, actually she IS very pretty. Is she exotic looking like most supermodels? No. She looks like the girl next door, she loves cars, and she's in great shape, UNLIKE MOST FATASS AMERICANS.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        You guys must not like girls or something. I realize that no one looks that good in real life, they touch up all the shots of every model or whoever that gets published, and I think that makes her still pretty high up there on the list.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Should do well in F1. It's all about vague regulations, and knowing how far you can push them.

      BTW how would "doping" help in motor racing anyway?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want a private lesson from Danica on how to execute smoother shifts...

      oh, I'll provide the stick shift ;-)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Take a number and stand in line...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Any excuse to get that gallery up on the front page again, eh?

      Not that I mind. It's just a shame the pics are so small. Hi-Res... 400x600? I give that 2 thumbs down. How am I supposed to get a decent desktop image from those?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Drugs add like 10hp to the car, duh!
      • 5 Years Ago
      She needs some tits...STAT!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd be surprised if the drugs of choice in motorsport races that go on for hours weren't the same as those for attention deficit disorders. Take some ritalin or meth and you can focus so well, which is an advantage in race. When that nascar driver got busted for a drug I'll lay odds it was for concentration.

      Danica should exploit dumb males to get her FU money while she can. She looks great.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Alright! that's what we need is a Modern-Day Smokey Yunick. It's a little disappointing her response to the flak she was taking, but I guess she's not of high enough status to be as Mouthy as Tony Stewart.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why do people think that it is their favorite star's responsibility to raise their own children? Also BIG DEAL??? What she said is how most humans operate by trying to find an edge over others. Businesses do it, sports teams do it and most people try to find an edge in whatever they do, be it moral or immoral.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Glad you're not my sponsor. but honestly maybe if you were and I was wearing your hat wouldn't you like the extra 50 million people having their brand in their face? I'm pretty sure Go Daddy doesn't care what soccer moms think of them.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Celebrities choose to live their life in the spotlight. Every comment they make is analyzed and that is the trade off for their fame.

        Right now, if I'm a sponsor of Danica I am not happy about this and it's more than the "people think that it is their favorite star's responsibility to raise their own children". It's business and when a celebrity does or says something stupid, they should be held accountable because they putting their sponsors, who pay them millions, in a bad light.

        If I'm her sponsor, I'm on the phone right now telling her to make an apology and appease the "PC" police ASAP.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i doubt she would dope, but she does strike me as someone that would do blow off of a toilet seat. HOT!
      • 5 Years Ago
      OMG she said that so WTF if she said it damn god this country is getting tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo anal! with being politically correct..and for the parents raise you damn kids right instead of passing the blame onto some else for their failures.
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