Swim Daily, Danica Patrick 2008
Swim Daily, brings an exclusive video from Danica Patrick's 2008 SI Swimsuit shoot.
Exactly one month from today the checkered flag will go down at Daytona International Speedway and 31-year-old Danica Patrick will kick off her second season as a full-time driver in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series. Last year at Daytona, Danica became the first woman to earn a pole position at the Sprint Cup level, and closed out the day with an impressive top-10 finish.
When Danica did this shoot for Swimsuit, though, she had yet to make the leap from IndyCar to stock car racing. But even though she made her name in a less popular league, Danica, somehow—somehow—managed to capture America's attention on her own. Once SI caught on to the love affair it was obvious Danica had to be a part of the Swimsuit tradition, so we brought her 200 miles south of Daytona to Florida's Singer Island where she spent the day trying to make the swimsuit/racing gloves combo a thing for photographer Ben Watts. Enjoy the throwback!