By her sheer presence every week—either in the NASCAR Nationwide Series or the IZOD IndyCar Series—Danica Patrick is one of the most controversial drivers in motorsports today.
Upon her arrival in the public spotlight after qualifying and finishing fourth at the 2005 Indianapolis 500, Patrick's been known for average driving skills that are seemingly far exceeded by her stunning good looks.
For every win (there's only one—an April 2008 IndyCar event at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan decided by fuel mileage), there seems to be at least 10 missteps, regardless of whether she's driving an open-wheel or a stock car machine.
But are her mishaps behind the wheel her fault?
Here are 10 of the worst incidents of her career, with some speculation as to whether the wrecks are her fault.