Danica Patrick is regarded by most NASCAR enthusiasts as the best female open-wheel racer of all time.
Although her methods weren’t always warmly received while she was an active driver, in recent years Patrick has become overwhelmingly beloved for her free-spirited personality.
Off the track, Patrick has worked tirelessly to build up a social media presence that leads to her often going viral. And that is precisely what ended up happening this past week.
In a series of posts, Patrick shared some of her Saturday night antics with friends and the imagery quickly set the internet ablaze.
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“Wow,” one person replied immediately.
“Those amazing eyes,” a second person added.
“Still hot as hell, Danica,” a third person agreed.
Patrick has become something of a permanent fixture in the news cycle in recent months. Between her wild vacation pictures, provocative party photos and memorable sauna imagery, she is a mainstay in the larger cultural zeitgeist at the intersection between sports and entertainment.
Again, a lot of her success stems from just how fun she appears to be. There is a reason why her ex-boyfriend, Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers, is quite open about the fact that he clearly isn’t over her yet.
And Patrick’s posts do as much engagement as any other athlete or former athlete out there. Compare her posts to those of Rogers’ new young girlfriend, and you will see virtually no difference despite the latter fancying herself as something of an influencer.
Charissa Thompson is having herself a proper NFL offseason. https://t.co/8JrSFiVV8c
— Game 7 (@game7__) February 21, 2023
Everyone can agree that 2022 was Patrick’s year.
And all signs point to 2023 being more of the same.
What else will Patrick ultimately go viral for in the new year? Time will tell.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.