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Sex sells, or does it? Courtney Force controversy examined.
by Horsepower & Heels
posted July 11, 2013 at 10:54pm

Nothing like a little skin to get the controversy rolling.    This one I’ve had my eye on since it was announced, waiting anxiously to see what reaction it generates. Bold and Artful or Distasteful? The Body issue is a yearly projec...more

Dale Earnhardt’s 12-Year-Old Granddaughter to Race as No. 3
by Pretty Tough
posted June 23, 2013 at 11:49am

Twelve-year-old Karsyn Elledge is going to carry on the family tradition in racing. The petite eight-grader, who is the granddaughter of racing legend Dale Earnhardt,  announced at a press conference on Saturday that she is entering the family ...more

NASCAR’s Danica Patrick is Back-to-Back Winner of Nick Kids’ Choice Award
by Pretty Tough
posted March 26, 2013 at 9:19am

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Danica Patrick’s won for favorite female athlete at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards for the third time. Patrick  beat out the Williams sisters — tennis champions Serena and Venus  ...more

NASCAR ~ Reitenour Named Rookie of the Year
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 20, 2013 at 8:04pm

Megan Reitenour earns a top ten  in the Outlaw Super Late Model  Series finishing  9th out of 55 competitors and secures Rookie of the Year Honors at M-40 Speedway  in Jones, MI. This being nothing extraordinary for Re...more

Danica Patrick First Woman to Win Daytona 500 Pole
by Pretty Tough
posted February 18, 2013 at 9:03am

By winning the Daytona 500 pole today, Danica Patrick became the first woman to win the top spot for any race in NASCAR’s premier circuit. Clocking in  at 45.817 seconds, averaging 196.434 mph, today&rsqu...more

Megan Reitenour ~ 3rd Generation Race Car Driver
by HeraeaMarketing
posted January 10, 2013 at 7:39pm

3rd generation race car driver Megan Reitenour and J&S Motorsports, LLC has signed with Heraea Marketing, LLC.Megan Reitenour is a name well known in racing with a list of accomplishments to back it up.  Don't let this petite racer in bl...more

Race car driver Megan Reitenour and J&S Motorsports, LLC has signed with Heraea Marketing, LLC.
by stephaniemp
posted January 10, 2013 at 11:38am

Megan Reitenour3rd Generation Race Car Driver, Megan ReitenourTakes NASCAR by storm! Sedona, AZ - January 7, 2013 - 3rd generation race car driver Megan Reitenour and J&S Motorsports, LLC has signed with Heraea Marketing, LLC.   Megan Reitenour...more

Danica Patrick Is No Longer A Rookie: She Just Races Like One
by Draft Day Suit
posted September 19, 2012 at 5:38pm

Richmond International Speedway was the venue for Danica Patrick’s 50th Nationwide Series race two Fridays ago. That right — 50th. Not 5th. Or even 15th, but 50th. I point this out only because if you watched her race that night, you’d n...more

Danica Patrick: More than just a novelty act
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted February 28, 2012 at 1:03am

Tweet My favorite heroines — sports or otherwise — aren’t women who succumb to the cookie-cutter ideal of  being “role models” but who relish instead stepping outside acceptable boundaries to discover the world as it is...more

Danica Patrick Takes On NASCAR’s Daytona 500
by Pretty Tough
posted February 23, 2012 at 12:21am

The 54th running of the Daytona 500 kicks off the 2012 Sprint Cup series and the start of a new season of stock-car racing.  Forty-three of the top drivers in the world will compete in “The Great American Race,” NASCAR’s biggest, ri...more

Danica Patrick: A future in fashion design?
by A Glam Slam
posted October 6, 2011 at 9:30pm

When she’s not busy racing cars, Danica Patrick has proven to be a well-dressed red carpet fixture. Her ability to compete in a male-dominated sport is rivaled by her interest in fashion. As she recently told WWD: “There are two pretty different sides...more

Judge Danica Patrick for work on track
by Sports, Media & Society
posted August 30, 2011 at 12:57pm

With Danica Patrick’s recent announcement that she intends to race full time in NASCAR in 2012, it will be intriguing to observe how she will now be portrayed by various media outlets. Patrick, who’s the main sponsorship face for GoDaddy.com, seemin...more

Danica Patrick Confirms Move to NASCAR
by Pretty Tough
posted August 26, 2011 at 9:20pm

Weeks ago it leaked that Danica Patrick, arguably the  best-known racer in motorsports, would jump from IndyCar to NASCAR full-time beginning with the 2012 season. Today, in a live teleconference, Patrick confirmed the badly kept secret. Not surprising...more

Danica Patrick burning up a new track with NASCAR move
by Pretty Tough
posted August 5, 2011 at 4:32pm

 The first lady of car racing has proven time and again she can hang with the boys. Danica Patrick, as fiesty as she is petite, is probably the best known professional female racer in the world. Named IndyCar Rookie of the Year in 2005, after becoming t...more

Female racecar driver could be first athlete to cover Seventeen Magazine since 1976
by A Glam Slam
posted July 21, 2011 at 8:53pm

Shannon McIntosh is a 21 year-old racecar driver and 1 of 5 finalists vying for the cover of Seventeen magazine’s October 2011 issue. The cover model contest, dubbed “Pretty Amazing,” launched earlier this year in search of “someone who inspires w...more

Elite Female Athletes - Where do they belong?
by The Rabbit Hole
posted June 19, 2011 at 12:48am

Photo from Bitten BoundOne thing that elite male athletes will never share with elite female athletes (well a bunch of stuff actually, but humour me here) is the question - where do I belong?  Male athletes at the top of their sport are exactly where the...more

Danica Patrick is the new face of William Rast Eyewear
by A Glam Slam
posted June 3, 2011 at 3:29pm

Dan Wheldon won the Indy 500 but it’s Danica Patrick who has scored with William Rast, the clothing line founded by Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala and the sponsor of Wheldon’s winning car. This was the company’s fourth year as a sponsor of an Ind...more

Five events, five athletes moving the chains 2000-2010
by Fair Game News
posted December 27, 2010 at 12:15pm

By Rachael Goldenberg OK, 2000-2010 is 11 years but rather than quibble with the definition of a decade, let’s consider the strides female athletes have made.  The first years of this new century have pushed at barriers. Female athletes have challeng...more

Avon turns to NASCAR champion for new fragrance.
by A Glam Slam
posted October 21, 2010 at 4:16pm

Avon definitely has an affinity for athletes, as the company has worked with NY Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, tennis aces Venus and Serena Williams and NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne, to develop products. The latest sports star to join the Avon roster comes ...more

Celebrate the Monster Mile debut of Danica Patrick with a special Ladies Day NASCAR package
by Pretty Tough
posted August 6, 2010 at 2:26pm

Celebrate the Monster Mile debut of Danica Patrick with a special Ladies Day NASCAR package on September 25, 2010.  The day will include access to a catered tent in the hospitality village and guest speakers who will offer insight into the world of NASCA...more

NASCAR gets nasty
by Draft Day Suit
posted June 8, 2010 at 7:53pm

Joey Logano, left, and Kevin Harvick when they were playing nice. I don’t understand NASCAR and I doubt I ever will.  I get dizzy watching my daughter run track.  And, she’s really slow.  Also, my favorite button on our remote is “Mute”, so...more

Memorial weekend highlights
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted June 2, 2010 at 10:32pm

Now that you are getting over your sunburn, have put away the beach toys, and digested all that red meat, let’s look back at some of the highlights for women’s sports over the Memorial Day Weekend.Baseball hats off to Eri Yoshida, for becoming the fir...more

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