Danica Patrick Has The Need, The Need For Speed

Danica Patrick has been racing for a few years now, and has only won one race in 65 career starts.  Yet, for some reason, she’s still a big hit with advertisers.  Seriously, as I was typing that sentence I just heard a commercial on the radio for motor oil with Danica talking about how she uses it in both her race car and her regular driving car.  I’m no genius, but I’m guessing her popularity has a lot more to do with her appearance and gender than it does her ability to drive a car.

Unfortunately it seems that Danica is starting to grow frustrated with the fact that she can’t win on the race track.  You know how I told you she uses the same motor oil in both her race car and her regular driving car?  Well it seems as though Danica is having a tough time trying to figure out which car is which, as she was busted for speeding earlier this month in Arizona.

From TMZ.COM:

Indy race car driver Danica Patrick has yet to learn that the funny little pedal on the left is the brake.

Cops confirm Patrick was busted earlier this month in Scottsdale, Ariz. for driving 54 in a 35 — 19 over the speed limit — which bested her last run-in with the fuzz where she was going 57 in a 40 — only 17 over.

Danica received a citation and is due in court at the beginning of January.

Damn women drivers.

Though I guess this goes to show why Danica doesn’t win that many races.  Everytime you hear about a male athlete getting pulled over for speeding, they’re always doing about 50 over the speed limit, and are shotgunning beers as they do it.

Danica can’t compete with them on the streets, either.