How a Tough, Gorgeous Former Race Car Driver Slows Down

As the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel car racing, Danica Patrick never felt she needed to soft-pedal her gender or minimize her considerable physical appeal to make other people more comfortable. “It's that saying: The way that you treat me says nothing about me and everything about you,” she says. Patrick’s wisdom on this topic is deep and absolutely inspiring, as was our entire interview with her. A seasoned podcast host herself (her podcast, Pretty Intense, has featured guests including Kimberly Snyder, Wim Hof, and Neil deGrasse Tyson), she’s full of funny stories—she had twenty minutes to prepare for interviewing Tyson, for instance—and great, grounded advice on how to stay motivated, beautiful, and true to yourself.  (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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