Official IndyCar website has Danica Patrick winning Indy 500 even though she isn’t racing in it (Picture)

The 96th annual Indy 500 may be hours away from coming to a close, but according to the official IndyCar website a winner has already been crowned. As you can see from the screenshot above that was taken from IndyCar.com, a photo of Danica Patrick ran on the website Sunday morning before the race began with a caption below it that read, “wins 96th running of the Indy 500.” That has to be the easiest accomplishment Danica has ever reached in her racing career.

It’s a storyline IndyCar racing could only dream of, but someone needs to edit these headlines a bit more carefully. Not only has the Indy 500 yet to conclude, but Patrick isn’t even taking part. She’s racing in NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday. Try wrapping your brain around that one.

UPDATE: Shockingly, Danica did not drop out of the Coca-Cola 600 and make her way to the Indy 500 in time for the IndyCar.com headline to be validated. Dario Franchitti wound up winning his third Indy 500.

Danica Patrick drops f-bombs on radio after being wrecked at Nationwide race (Video)

Danica Patrick was pretty ticked after being wrecked by teammate Cole Whitt during the Nationwide Series race at Daytona Saturday. Patrick reacted like any pissed off person would — she dropped a few f-bombs on her radio.

Danica started on the pole for the race before getting bumped by her teammate and spinning out. She returned to the garage for repairs and finished 38th in the race — a big downer now that she’s racing in the series full-time. Her crew chief Tony Eury Jr. says all is well with the team.

“It’s unfortunate,” Eury said. “He got into her at the wrong place, and that’s the way it happens. It’s no big deal. Her and Cole can talk about it. It’s no hard feelings. We’re all a team here.”

Danica also crashed in the final lap of qualifying for the Daytona 500 on Thursday. There were no audible f-bombs in that crash, but we have video in case you’re interested.

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Danica Patrick doesn’t drive her Lamborghini because it has no cup holders

Danica Patrick likes to drive. With that in mind, auto racing was probably an appropriate career choice. However, she is also a practical person. Like any other NASCAR driver, she has had several toys over the course of her career. Among them is a silver 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo — one that she rarely drives. The thing has no cup holders and she’s a coffee drinker. Can you blame her?

“I just needed something more practical,” Patrick said according to Yahoo! Sports. “It sounds stupid but there are no cup holders in my Lamborghini. So what’s a girl to do?”

Holding a hot cup of coffee in your hand is too dangerous. The lack of cup holders isn’t the only issue, however. The car also has very limited trunk space. What a piece of crap this thing must be.

“The last straw was probably having to pick up my sister at the airport in a Lamborghini,” she added. “I couldn’t have felt more stupid. I’m serious. I felt so stupid. She’s got bags. I don’t have a trunk. I’ve got a briefcase-sized spot in the front of the car. I have no space.”

Sometimes speed isn’t everything. Believe it or not, NASCAR drivers need cargo space and cup holders too. Here’s hoping Danica finds a car that will improve her quality of life.

Danica Patrick Wants to be the Honey Badger of NASCAR

It seems like everyone is using the honey badger as motivation these days. First it was LSU CB Tyrann Mathieu who earned the nickname because of his style of play. Then it was 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh sharing the video with his players. Now it’s driver Danica Patrick, who will be racing in the Sprint Cup Series for the first time beginning in February.

“It was last year, I think, somebody showed me this video of the honey badger, and the commentator on it was very, very funny,” she said. “Anyway, the honey badger, he doesn’t give a (flip), he takes what he wants. And that’s how I’m going to be this year, like a honey badger.

Even though Patrick plans to embrace the honey badger style, she recognizes it’s getting a little played out.

“But I feel like it’s a little diluted with the football player that has the honey badger nickname, too. He’s No. 7, as well. I bet he’s not feeling like a honey badger,” she said in reference to LSU’s loss to Alabama. “I don’t know, it’s a mindset. I even have a honey badger picture on my screen saver on my phone to inspire me. It takes what it wants.”

Patrick’s first NASCAR race will be the Daytona 500 on February 26th. My guess is it will be someone like Kyle Busch taking what he wants, not Danica.

Danica Patrick’s Car Will Have Dan Wheldon ‘Lionheart’ Tribute (Picture)

When Danica Patrick drives in Saturday’s Nationwide race at Fort Worth, Texas, she’ll pay tribute to the late Dan Wheldon with a “Lionheart” logo on the hood of her car. The Lionheart logo was created recently in honor of Wheldon, who said he raced with a lot of heart, like the way Richard the Lionheart fought in battle.

Wheldon used to have a Lionheart Knight image on the back of his helmets when he raced. Now Danica and others will honor him with the Lionheart logo.

via From the Marbles

Video: Danica Patrick Swears at Ryan Truex Like a True NASCAR Driver

Hidden beneath Danica Patrick the comic book star, Danica Patrick the cat-fighter, and Danica Patrick the 10th hottest woman at the 2010 ESPYs is Danica Patrick the NASCAR driver.  She proved that on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway when she was bumped by Ryan Truex, ending her afternoon.  Patrick was pretty pissed off, as evidenced by her reaction over the radio and her actions when she jumped out of her car.  Check out the Danica Patrick-Ryan Truex f-bomb video, courtesy of Deadspin:

That’s a far cry from the young lady who told reporters it hurts her feelings when people boo her.  Truex apologized for the maneuver after the race, but that doesn’t make his crew chief, Jerry Baxter’s, comment that Danica “hasn’t been wrong about anything in her life,” any less humorous.

Danica Patrick Fame Comic Book Released this Week

You know you’ve truly arrived when you’ve had a comic book designed about you. From magazine covers to TV appearances and biographies, I thought we had seen every medium of publicity exhausted. Apparently I was wrong. The company Bluewater Comics has found success in marketing comic books about celebrity figures to tell their stories, and I was informed that they have a Danica Patrick comic book hitting stores on Wednesday. Here’s a preview of the cover:

Patrick joins the likes of Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga in having her story told by Bluewater Comics. The only other sports figure in the group is David Beckham, so no doubt it’s a major honor for Patrick. I never even thought of comic books as an avenue to reach fans, but I suppose the medium suits her well.