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Q n A with Danica Patrick

by Alexander Banks on Thursday, July 27th, 2006


 
On meeting her husband of seven months, Paul Hospenthal
He was my physical therapist after I had hurt my hip doing yoga in 2002.   Nothing really happened until a year or so after that when I was back in the Phoenix area.  I asked him if he wanted to go out for dinner, and he said yes.  We have never stopped talking to each other since.

On her workouts
I don't work out on race days, but other days I usually work out in the mornings.   I'm up at 6:30.  I do 30 minutes to an hour of cardio.  I've done extreme yoga, in a room heated to more than 100 degrees.  I've also been lifting pretty hard lately.  I focus on upper body: shoulder, upper and lower back, core and abdominals.  I don't work biceps and triceps much.  I don't want to get too bulky looking.

On her passion for fashion

I'm into the whole scene.   I would love to do Fashion Week in New York.  I always like Gucci-their stuff is so pretty and their clothes are probably the best clothes out there.  Christian Louboutin shoes are my favorites.  I love the way his stacked heels are designed.  

On her strangest media experience
The media in Japan are bizarre.   Race car drivers are such a novelty, so they like the have you do things like run a shopping cart race or act as a chef on the set.  They have you making sticky rice and eating it on television as a part of the interview.  They like to see you eating things on TV.

On Danica groupies
I'm fortunate that there seem to be so many Danica fans.   I'm not sure which are groupies.  The guy at the track with the DANICA, WILL YOU MARRY ME? Sign.  I guess you would call him a groupie.

On cars crashing in front of her
You try to see where the car is going-if it's coming down the track or if it's up high or if other cars are becoming involved.   The first thing you do is let off the throttle.  You're safer going slower.  That way you are able to maneuver around (the accident) a little easier without losing control.

On negative comments from drivers like Robby Gordon about her light weight and ability to race
The weight thing was silly and not relevant really. If my weight gave me such an advantage, I would have won every race by now.   I'm kind of flattered when people try to pick apart and find reasons or excuses as to why I've been successful.  It means I'm doing something right.

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