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Danica Changing Lanes (New Yorker, 5/31/10)

Wednesday,  06/23/10  11:41 PM

The New Yorker ran an interesting article about Danica Patrick, who is Changing Lanes and switching from open-wheel Indy cars to closed-body NASCAR.  It's a great profile of an interesting athlete - accompanied by the great B&W photo below :)  I didn't appreciate the differences between Indy and NASCAR before, not being a fan of either, but drafting is far more critical in NASCAR, and the closed wheels enable far more bumping ("trading paint").  I also found her attitude about being a woman in a man's sport refreshing; she's not actually a feminist, more of a "neutralist", much to her credit.