Amid backlash, Patrick backs away from PED comments
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Since then, Danica Patrick's comments were picked up around the Web and been much discussed among racing fans.
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With her provocative commercials for GoDaddy.com and SI Swimsuit appearances, Patrick's popularity has never been higher. She ranks among the most searched female athletes in the world and is easily the most popular driver in the IndyCar Series. Speculation on her racing future is the topic du jour in the IRL: Her contract with Andretti Green Racing ends after the season, and talk has swirled about a potential move to F1 or, most notably, NASCAR, which would raise her profile significantly.
"I'm being asked about it," Patrick said about leaving the IRL. "I'm not bringing it up. I'm not slipping it into conversations, 'Well, you know it's my contract year.' I'm being honest. I'm going to check it all out. I guess I'm being more honest about it than I was last time. I'm also more open to it than I was last time."