NASCAR: Danica Patrick Discusses Nudity and ESPN Body Issue

Jul 12, 2013; Loudon, NH, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick (10) during practice for the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

This week marks the release of “The Body Issue,” a yearly ritual wherein ESPN reinforces just how flabby and unattractive all of us normal folks really are compared to Beautiful People with Great Bodies. Danica Patrick, who has appeared in some playfully risque GoDaddy.com ads over the years, was asked today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway if she’d ever go nude for the magazine.

Her response, via Sporting News:

Artistically, I think it would be really fun. But it’s not things that I need to do to push the issue with my brand. There’s already enough stuff that I do that pushes that, so I’d rather stay in my full comfort zone than go that far.

I’m not saying there never will be a day. When I speak to them and they ask me each time, I say, ‘Don’t stop asking. I don’t know. I might change my mind one year and it might be something that parallels something else I’m doing or where I’m at.’

Patrick also discussed some of her trepidations:

I still have to do things that I feel completely comfortable with and I feel like wouldn’t take away from the other things that I do, the good things that I do.

Because those things can turn negative quick and be louder than the good, and that’s not what I want to happen.

NHRA racer Courtney Force posed nude for the magazine this year.

[Source: Sporting News]

Topics: Danica Patrick

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