Danica Patrick sides with her boss over her boyfriend.
Patrick laughed at the idea that Tony Stewart (her boss) wanted to choke Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
She currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. In 2013, she became the first female NASCAR driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole, turning in the fastest qualifying lap since 1990—qualifying for the Daytona 500.
Her eighth place in the 2013 Daytona 500 is the highest finish for a woman in the Daytona 500.
Patrick started in kart racing and later raced in Formula Ford in the United Kingdom before returning to the United States and moving up to Indy Cars.
She was named the Rookie of the Year for both the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 Indy Car Series season.
She holds the IRL record for most consecutive races running at the finish: as of October 2, 2011, she had completed 50 consecutive in the running (besting the record by 18). After attending the Women in the Winner's Circle Driver Development Academy, she was a guest of Lyn St. racing in British national series events against drivers including future Formula One world champion Jenson Button.
James at the 1997 Indianapolis 500 and was introduced to John Mecom Jr., a former winning Indy 500 team owner, who began following her career and arranged for her to go to the U. During a three-year period she raced in Formula Ford, Formula Vauxhall and earned a second-place in Britain's Formula Ford Festival, the highest finish by an American in the event.
The sources are saying that the driving force behind her departure might be her recent marriage to Ricky Stenhouse Jr.(her boyfriend) for blocking in last week's race at Charlotte.In fact, she might have helped Stewart put his hands around Stenhouse's neck.Patrick says Stewart is only trying to help Stenhouse grow as a driver.Before a live audience at an appearance near Daytona International Speedway, Stewart told Performance Racing Network that he suggested to his Stewart-Haas Racing driver that she challenge the 76-year-old Petty, NASCAR's all-time leader in wins (200) and co-holder of the championships record (7), to a match race."I think that (a race) would pretty much settle it once and for all, maybe get him to shut up a little bit, too," Stewart said. If he wants to race her, I'll make sure they have exactly the same setup in the car and give him the chance. I don't care."And if Patrick were to win the race, Stewart said, "If I were her, I'd take (the checkered flag) over there and cram it up his (butt)."Stewart said Petty doesn't understand how much NASCAR has changed since his era, and how much harder it is to be successful now.When Petty drove the circuit, Stewart said that his equipment was almost always superior to that of his competition.