I have to admire what GoDaddy is doing for NASCAR. I am not a fan at all of GoDaddy hosting, but I *am* a Danica Patrick fan and I'm glad she is racing in NASCAR. Her first stock car race was the Daytona ARCA race (not really NASCAR) and she was able to avoid wrecks and finish. Her first Nationwide race was last weekend in Daytona also, and she got collected up in a big wreck and was unable to finish. Today she finished, and not quite last 🙂 She's doing what needs to be done to become a great stock car driver, which is quite a change from the open wheel cars she is used to driving.
Love her or hate her, she is bringing new fans to stock car races, hopefully people that will become race fans now. In this economy Bob Parsons could have cut back instead of expanded his sponsorship in racing, and in doing so he is getting great press for his company AND giving the sport a boost. Some women are offended by her sexy image and commercials, some men don't take her seriously. I think by the end of this season, she'll be established as one of the best and the naysayers will be changing their tune.
There are male NASCAR drivers that use their looks in their commercials… Kasey Kahne comes to mind…
Go get 'em Danica, we'll be watching.