Racecar driver and sports speaker for hire Danica Patrick is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing. Danica Patrick is a fierce competitor setting unprecedented records and showing the industry that women can compete against men. In 2005 Danica was the 1st woman to ever hold the lead during Indianapolis 500 and later that year was named Rookie of the year at the Indy Racing League Championship. The following year Patrick received Female Athlete of the Year by the United States Sports Academy. Her great success continued when in 2008 Danica became the only woman to win in the IndyCar Series and in 2009 she had the highest finish of 3rd place for a female driver at the Indianapolis 500.
Celebrity speaker for hire Danica Patrick she joined NASCAR Xfinity series in 2010. In 2013, she became the first female driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole, turning in the fastest qualifying lap since 1990. In 2010, Danica Patrick began racing NASCAR Nationwide Series as the #7 Chevrolet Impala for GoDaddy.com and JR Motorsports part-time. With equity stake in her #7 car, Danica had her best finish at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In her post-race interview, she mentioned her goal was to place Top 10, and that’s exactly what she did at the Subway Jalapeño 250 Nationwide series a few months later. Most recently, Danica surpassed Janet Guthrie for the most top 10’s by a female in Sprint Cup Series history. Being such a success in a sport that is male-dominated has inspired many women. She’s influenced myriads of women to follow their dreams and break the barriers making her an excellent celebrity speaker to hire for your next event.
Danica has been the host of many TV shows and has been featured on many magazines including Sports Illustrated, SHAPE, ESPN, Playboy, and the 2008 and 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In 2006, Danica joined Dale Earnheardt Jr. in a cameo for Grammy-award winning artist and celebrity speaker Jay-Z’s music video “Show Me What You Got” and has starred in various Super Bowl ads for GoDaddy.com. She also won the Kids Choice Award for favorite female athlete in 2008 and again in 2012. In February 2015, Danica was hired by Fox NASCAR as a booth analyst for Xfinity Series races.
BUSINESS ENDEAVORS/ENDORSEMENTS: Sports motivational speaker Danica Patrick recently created her own Podcast called Pretty Intense. Her goal is to encourage women to find the power within themselves to create the life they want and to inspire them to go conquer their dreams professionally and personally. Being an athlete, health and fitness are a large part of her lifestyle so Edward-Elmurt Health hired Danica to be their spokesperson for the system’s “Healthy Driven” initiative, which is designed to help people move their health forward. Inspired by athletes and their strength the nail polish company OPI in 2012 hired Danica because they felt she was emblematic of the product as she appeared in advertisements for the product while in that same year Danica Patrick signed a multi-year endorsement deal to represent the Coke Zero brand wearing their logo on her firesuit.
APPEARANCES: CSI: New York, The Simpsons, Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Chew, Good Morning America, Rachel Ray Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, The Tonight show with Jay Leno, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Late Show with David Letterman
WORK WITH DANICA PATRICK: Would your organization like to hire Danica Patrick for an endorsement, public relations campaign, or one of a kind appearance at your next conference or special event? Contact Celebrity Speakers Bureau today to hire Danica Patrick or another great sports speaker via email at email@example.com or call (212) 410-2853.