February 28, 2012
Danica Patrick, America's auto racing sweetheart, addressed a National Press Club luncheon on February 21, 2012. Patrick parlayed her record as the most successful woman in the open-wheel IndyCar circuit into fame as a model and corporate spokeswoman, but she made it clear that she is out to win. Throughout her career, Patrick said that for her "success never was about being the best girl. It was about being the best." But, she admitted, "I love being a girl away from the track."