Danica Patrick turned heads in the racing community when she announced that she was making the transition from Indycar to NASCAR in 2012 and while the former Stewart Haas Racing driver had some early success behind the wheel of a stock car, her performance consistently continued to fall off as the seasons went on.
After five full season in The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, Patrick announced her retirement from the sport at the end of the 2017 season, but also said that she would run two more races before she made the retirement official. The first race was The Daytona 500, which she struggled in before a wreck put her out of the race and the second was The Indianapolis 500.
Following a practice session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for The Indianapolis 500, Danica Patrick answered questions for eager reporters and didn’t hold back on what she thought about her time in NASCAR. Not only did she compare the two different types of race cars that the two series have, she also revealed which one made her feel more at home.
With that being said, here are five controversial statements that Danica Patrick made about NASCAR during the interview.