Stock car driving is a man’s game, right? Wrong.
Some people assume that only a real man’s man can speed along the tracks, executing sharp turns while burning rubber and leaving skid marks. Those people, however, have never encountered Danica Patrick.
For those of you who don’t know, Danica Patrick is one of the most successful female stock car drivers in the world. She has been driving professionally since the late 1990s and in that time has established herself as one of the most dominant names in the industry. She has also enjoyed a colorful career outside of stock car racing, using her acting chops to score roles in television shows such as CSI: NY and The Simpsons. She has also appeared as a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
In 2007, Patrick was listed as the sexiest athlete in the world as part of Victoria’s Secret’s What Is Sexy? collection and Victoria’s Secret knows a thing or two about sexy.
A decade on from this achievement, Danica Patrick remains as sexy as ever. Her body at 35 looks even more impressive than it did ten years ago, and her lips and eyes are, if anything, more seductive than they were in the early days of her career.
Of course, Patrick is a stock car driver above all else, but there is no reason she can’t hang with the biggest names in the modelling industry. To support this belief, we would like to enter into evidence these 15 pictures of Danica Patrick that are hot AF.
15 In Memoriam
This picture was posted by Danica Patrick last Memorial Day and shows her post-workout. She is clad in an orange sports bra and a black pair of Lycra tights, which cling to her body as if they were painted on.
While some might find it distasteful to post such a picture on Memorial Day, it is important to note that Patrick was paying homage to Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, who was killed in Afghanistan at just 29 years of age. The workout she completed prior to taking this picture was one designed by Lieutenant Murphy himself and featured 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and two one mile runs (one to begin the workout and one to end it). When he was alive, Murphy Christened the workout “Body Armor”, but Patrick took it upon herself to rename it “Murph” in her fallen friend’s honor.
Danica Patrick has worked for countless sporting brands, using her status as a health and fitness icon to advertise various pieces of gear and equipment. As a result, she has a wardrobe full of workout clothes, which anybody who follows her on Instagram probably already knows. However, even she sometimes struggles to find the perfect outfit.
When Patrick shared this picture on Instagram last year, she jokingly explained that she wished her long sleeve shirt was instead a long sleeve sports bra, as it was neither hot nor cold outside.
Thankfully, the unpredictable weather did not stop the stock car driver from donning another pair of Lycra short shorts, the many colors of which provide a stark contrast to the single shade of grey which makes up her aforementioned long sleeve top.
13 The Jesus Cross
There are two reasons this entry is named after the founder of Christianity. The first, and perhaps most obvious, is that this picture shows Danica Patrick post-workout, lying on the floor with her arms and legs outstretched like Christ on the cross. Secondly, most guys probably found themselves saying “Jesus” the moment the image loaded.
Patrick posted this picture with the caption “Might of been too hot out for 6-400m runs with 2 min work between each and no rest”. If you can get over the grammatical errors, it’s hard not to admire Patrick after reading the post. Her work ethic is something we should all attempt to recreate. She has already made her fortune and achieved everything she set out to achieve two decades ago. She could easily retire and never work again, but she remains totally committed to her craft and being the best she can possibly be.
12 Dog Eat Dog
Having competed as a professional athlete for so long, Danica Patrick knows that it is a dog eat dog world. There is always somebody else waiting to take your spot, which is why it is so important for her to remain at the top of her game. This picture was taken after one of her infamously intense workouts which featured bench press, assault bike, double unders, and a bunch of other stuff that I’ve never heard of but know I couldn’t possibly do. And that was all after starting the day with a 25-minute cardio session.
As a result of her borderline insane exercise routine, Patrick is pictured here draped in sweat, her black workout gear struggling to cover her various bulging muscles. Standing in her kitchen, she is accompanied by her two dogs, Dallas and Ella, but you probably didn’t notice them…
Everybody knows you are not truly a successful athlete until you have released your own brand of clothing. Earlier this year, Danica Patrick cemented her place as a sporting icon when she unveiled her Warrior brand, a line of sportswear designed to showcase the wearer’s fashion sense during a workout with nothing compromised in terms of comfort or breathability.
Most clothing companies are forced to bring in outside models to exhibit their clothes in advertisements, but that wasn’t the case here. Seeing as she is one of the most famous female athletes in the world - not to mention one of the most naturally beautiful - Danica Patrick decided to model the range herself. This behind the scenes image shows Patrick mid-photoshoot, proudly displaying her fashion creations.
10 Upside Down
Danica Patrick is one of those frustratingly gifted people. Not only is she one of the most impressive female stock car drivers alive today, she has the ability to push herself beyond breaking point while working out, she can design her own clothes, and she is so beautiful she could stop your heart. And on top of all of that, it turns out she is a yoga expert.
Patrick posted this picture to Instagram last year, teasing a major announcement to come. It shows her clad in all white yoga gear, looking the picture of purity, as she stands on her hands as naturally as most people stand on their feet. Patrick’s pose was so perfect that it sparked a debate in the comments section about whether or not it had been photoshopped. Spoiler: it hadn’t.
9 Morning Stretch
In keeping with the yoga theme set by the previous picture, this image shows Danica Patrick beginning her day with what she referred to as a “morning stretch”. Like the last picture, this shows Patrick mastering a pose which would take a regular person weeks, if not months, to get the hang of. While sharing the image online, Patrick also noted that she had recently completed an abs workout, because apparently, she doesn’t need sleep or food or leisure to exist. Her days consist purely of working out.
To further promote her brand, Patrick made sure to be wearing a pair of Warrior leggings, which are so tight we wouldn’t be surprised to find out she had to be sewn into them à la Oliva Newton-John at the end of Grease.
8 All Over The Place
This is the third picture of Danica Patrick in a yoga pose to be featured in this article and, according to Patrick herself, it is not quite as impressive as the others. When she posted it to her Instagram account 15 weeks ago, Patrick explained that her arms and legs were “all over the place” as she had only recently discovered the pose and had to do a lot of kicking and flailing to master it. Of course, if this is Danica Patrick looking her worst, she looks better than most people at their best.
While she admittedly looks a little less comfortable than she does in her previous yoga photos, she still looks as though she has a pretty good grasp on the pose. Her hair, held in a loose bun, hangs down over her face, which is a change to - though equally seductive as - the perfectly straight hair we are used to seeing atop her head. Her back curves perfectly as her feet point to the wall, pushing out her abs for the world to see.
7 Pretty And Intense
As well as her own clothing line, Danica Patrick recently unveiled Pretty Intense, an exercise and nutrition regime designed to put fitness newbies on track to the body and lifestyle they have always dreamed of. The routine contains some pretty tough to master moves, so Danica made sure to record videos of herself performing them so everybody taking part knows exactly what they should be doing.
This picture was taken during the filming of the Pretty Intense videos and shows Danica looking a little more simple than we are used to seeing her. Rather than being covered with sweat, clad in little more than a skintight sports bra and shorts, she is wearing a modest pair of black leggings and an equally modest black top. Her hair is held back in a neat ponytail and her face is decorated with minimal makeup. Perhaps “hot” is not the right word to describe Danica Patrick in this still from the Pretty Intense shoot, but she is intensely pretty.
6 On The Road
For most of us, traveling is an unpleasant experience. By the time we get off the plane or out of the car, we are drenched in sweat, our hair is a mess, and our breath smells of coffee and cigarettes and whatever else we decide to indulge in to pass the hours spent sitting in silence. Danica Patrick, however, looks incredible no matter how long she has been on the move.
Patrick took this selfie while on the road late last year. She noted in the caption that it was her last day of traveling that year and that she was bound for sunny Daytona. While most people would look not unlike a swamp monster after enduring Patrick’s gruelling travel schedule, the woman herself looks as wonderful as ever. Her tidy hair hangs down over one shoulder, coming to rest on her chest, which, by the way, looks like it's about to explode out of her shirt. Despite the hours spent moving from place to place, her eyebrows are flawless and her eyes look absolutely irresistible.
5 Winter Warrior
A little earlier on, we looked at a behind the scenes image taken during Danica Patrick’s inaugural Warrior photo shoot. This picture shared to Patrick’s Instagram just days before the official launch of the Warrior brand, is an actual publicity image from that shoot.
Here we see Patrick in a modest yet undeniably sexy outfit, which looks just as suited to an expensive brunch as it does to a high-energy workout session. She is clad in a pair of static-esque tights which run all the way down her legs before coming to rest in a pair of black and white sneakers. She wears a black and white long sleeve top adorned with the word “warrior”. Patrick rounds off the ensemble with a silver gilet, a reminder that the brand was launched over the winter months.
Danica Patrick took this selfie and posted it to her much-viewed Instagram account following a long day shooting for Purely Inspired, a nutrition company which deals in healthy alternatives to potentially harmful mainstream supplement brands.
In the image, Patrick proudly displays a tub of organic protein, one of the many products produced by Purely Inspired. In keeping with the organic theme of the product, Patrick kept her makeup to a minimum, choosing more natural colors and shades as opposed to the outrageous makeup combinations commonly seen in advertisements. Despite the simplicity of her makeup and the lack of photoshop, Patrick is absolutely captivating here.
This image should serve as a reminder to all those who view it that Danica Patrick is one of the most naturally beautiful women in the world.
3 Chalk It Up
If there was ever any doubt about Danica Patrick’s dedication to her brand, let this picture remove it.
This image was taken following an almost 12-hour photo shoot, which saw Patrick arrive on set at 8 and begin shooting at 10, after sitting for two hours in hair and makeup. Patrick and her crew shot straight through to 7 in the evening without so much as a pause for lunch. Despite having such a hectic day, Patrick found the time to pose for one more photo after everything had wrapped up for the night. Her hair and makeup still perfect, Patrick looks so good in this image that you could be forgiven for assuming she had just walked out of wardrobe. The chalk which covers her hands and body serves to make her even more alluring if that is even possible.
This has got to be the most perfectly executed crab ever pulled off by a non-crustacean.
In this photo, we see Danica Patrick as she performs yoga on a balcony overlooking a perpetually green, dew-drenched forest. Her back is perfectly arched while her legs remain almost completely straight, as does her hair as it flows from her head onto the yoga mat below. Her bottom half is just barely covered by a pair of green short shorts while a white sports bra struggles to contain her torso. The photograph is so vivid you can almost hear the singing of the birds and Danica’s calm inhales and exhales as she holds her position.
It speaks volumes about Danica Patrick’s beauty and almost unnatural ability to contort herself that the leaves and trees below fall into the background of this picture.
After looking at the incredible pictures included in this article, it may be easy to ignore the fact that Danica Patrick did not begin her career as a model. In case you forgot, Patrick burst onto the scene as a stock car driver and quickly established herself as one of the very best in the business.
This picture shows Patrick sitting atop a Game of Thrones-esque chair that appears to be made out of exhausts and other car components. She is clad in a blue jumpsuit that she somehow manages to make as sexy as the yoga tights and sports bras featured in previous photographs. On her feet she wears a pair of American flag-themed shoes, which I’m sure even the most unpatriotic among us would be happy to kiss.
All hail the Queen.