She's only 5'1" and [cough] she's a girl, but rookie Danica Patrick could spank the big boys this weekend at the Indy 500. Only the fourth babe ever to qualify [what's a girl got to do to get a ride around here, fellas?] she's also the most telegenic -- a sassy, classy 100 pound chick in a fire suit. And at 23, a good, potentially great, driver. She had ten top five finishes on the Toyota Championship circuit last year. The only driver to finish all 417 laps. The first woman to do this. The first to do that. Finally someone with two X chromosomes who isn't the Indy equivalent of tits on a bull.
She wanted the pole position -- and was pissed that she didn't win it. You gotta like that in a female -- rechanneling her energy from shop til you drop to peddle to the metal. It also doesn't hurt that she's part of the Rahal-Letterman Team whose car won Indy last year. She can drive, she's got the car, she's got the crew, she's got everything she needs to take it all. And she's even from Illinois, originally. Go Land of Lincoln.
I wonder who's doing her hair and make up?