Danica Patrick: The 10 Least Alluring Photos Taken of the IndyCar/NASCAR Driver

Russell SchmidtContributor IMay 31, 2011

Danica Patrick: The 10 Least Alluring Photos Taken of the IndyCar/NASCAR Driver

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 27:  Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 Team Go Daddy Andretti autosport Dallara Honda, looks on during final practice on Carb Day for the the 95th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27, 2011 in India
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    While there have been thousands of pictures taken of Danica Patrick, most of them shot of the GoDaddy girl with less than the normal amount of clothing. Before the five foot tall, 105 pound driver came onto the racing scene, you might have caught a well buffed male driver such as Carl Edwards or Mark Martin sans shirt, much to the approval of the lady race car fans.

    Many of the NASCAR drivers from years ago would have not have fetched a nickle for a picture of them without their shirts or any other articles of clothing.

    Can you imagine such a picture of say, Jimmy Spencer, Tony Stewart or Junior Johnson? Let me shake those images out of my head....

    Less of a pretty picture would have been for female drivers such as Janet Guthrie among others in such provocative poses such as those seen by Miss Patrick over the past six years on the pages of Sports Illustrated.

    With 60 percent of NASCAR fans being male, pictures of most any female in a two piece or less would certainly catch their attention, let alone a competing current driver.

    Oh, there have been many other shots of her race cars, both Indy and stock car as well as candid shots along pit lane talking with other drivers or crew and most of these pictures include some kind of pleasant expression on the brunnete's face.

    Not often seen for many reasons are the shots caught in unflattering circumstances, certainly throwing a different light on the often times pretty race car driver.

    Here are just a few of those kinds of pictures that may change your opinion of how pretty or engaging the 29-year-old driver appears.

Agent Driver Danica Patrick Trying to Dial in Another Radio Channel

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    Most of the time Danica does not wear any makeup while driving any of the race cars, and for good reasons.

    Here she is dialing in a better channel on her Sirius radio hookup.

Wrinkle Shot at Age 29?

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    Rather a mean look for the 29-year-old. But you know women are very aware of those pesky wrinkles when they start coming on.

If My Car Doesn't Show Up Soon, I'm Going Home!

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    Standing on pit lane at Indy, this shot from a few years ago illustrates what might be a dark side to Danica's light hearted attitude.

I Qualified Where?

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    This hard gaze look has all the appearances of someone saying, "I qualified where? You've got to be kidding!"

Race Report Indicating Blocking

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    Danica looks none to happy looking over these Indy Car reports citing her for on-track blocking. Sexy look? I think not.

A Surprise Pimple

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    Danica is caught working on a surprise outbreak of pimples, discovered just before a pit lane photo shoot....half-hiding her face, half-deep in inspection.

Indy Qualifying Desperity Look

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 22:  Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 Team GoDaddy Dallara Honda, suits up as she prepares to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 on May 22, 2011 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Im
    Jamie Squire/Getty Images

    Yet another non-sexy face, especially when the idea of NOT qualifying for this year's Indy 500 was close to becoming a reality.

Hear No Evil

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    DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 18:  Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2011 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo
    Geoff Burke/Getty Images

    "Well, they asked me who's fault it was, and after I said I'm not sure...see no evil, hear no evil!"

The Earring Was Not a Gift, Rather an Enticement to Win Another Indy Car Race

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    DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 18:  Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, looks on in the garage area after driving during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2011 in
    Jason Smith/Getty Images

    Rather a stern look from the diminutive driver often times in deep thought about on-and-off-track planning.

About This Big!

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    Danica....."Marco, before Paul and I married, he told me we'd be working with equipment about this big...it was the first lie!"

    Not exactly a flattering outfit, but the topic was captivating.