I don't work out
on race days, but other days I usually work out in the mornings. I'm up at
6:30. I do 30 minutes to an hour of cardio. I've done extreme yoga, in a room
heated to more than 100 degrees. I've also been lifting pretty hard lately. I
focus on upper body: shoulder, upper and lower back, core and abdominals. I
don't work biceps and triceps much. I don't want to get too bulky looking.
On her passion
I'm into the
whole scene. I would love to do Fashion Week in New York. I always like
Gucci--their stuff is so pretty and their clothes are probably the best clothes
out there. Christian Louboutin shoes are my favorites. I love the way his
stacked heels are designed.
that there seem to be so many Danica fans. I'm not sure which are groupies. The
guy at the track with the DANICA, WILL YOU MARRY ME?�sign. I guess you
would call him a groupie.
On meeting her
husband of seven months, Paul Hospenthal
He was my
physical therapist after I had hurt my hip doing yoga in 2002. Nothing really
happened until a year or so after that when I was back in the Phoenix area. I
asked him if he wanted to go out for dinner, and he said yes. We have never
stopped talking to each other since.
On her strangest
The media in
Japan are bizarre. Race car drivers are such a novelty, so they like to have
you do things like run a shopping-cart race or act as a chef on the set. They
have you making sticky rice and eating it on television as a part of the
interview. They like to see you eating things on TV.