A New Definition of Sophistication

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"I've never seen myself as a 'girl driver.' I'm just a driver." Danica Patrick

A few years ago I went to NASCAR for the first time. I wasn't sure what to expect since the stigma surrounding NASCAR is that it is  a 'Non Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks'. That is a very derogatory way to talk about a sport cheered on by millions with a fan base growing daily. 

After driving in the Indy 500 for several years, driving in NASCAR eluded Danica Patrick. Why has it eluded her? Why has it eluded any woman so far? There was no doubt that Danica needed to qualify and luckily, she did. Allowed into the 'Boys Club' that used to be NASCAR racing she is about to take them on racing on the speedway. Intelligent, beautiful, hardworking, and ambitious enough to never be willing to give up, Danica is another example of Sophistication in the 21st Century.

Regardless of how you may perceive NASCAR or how interested you are in watching a race there is no doubt Sophistication can be found in car racingwith the recent entry of Danica Patrick. Like so many women who were the first in a male dominated sport, how can you not support her or consider her a true Sophisticate? In the end, a Sophisticate can be found dominating or winning any sport she decides and wants to play ;D!



Fast Facts about Danica Patrick:


Racing Goals: To be a winner
Most Memorable Goals: Leading the Indy 500
Racing Heroes: No heroes, just role models like my parents
If Not Racing: I would love get into the fashion world
Philosophy: Life is what you make it
Best Advice: Drive like you have something to prove every time
Hobbies: Working out, traveling, nice dinners and laughing