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Just My Type
Dan Patrick
June 01, 2009
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June 01, 2009

Just My Type

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Danica: Yeah, it would be like finding a gray area. In motorsports we work in the gray areas a lot. You're trying to find where the holes are in the rule book.

Dan: When do you start NASCAR?

Danica: I don't know. Maybe next year, maybe never.

Dan: What are you hoping will happen next year?

Danica: In all seriousness, it's a contract year, and I'm going to evaluate all of my options. I am going to factor in who's asking, based on the team and their performance, and then after that see what the rest of the deal includes.

Dan: You can start negotiating with teams in June. At midnight on June 1, do you expect a phone call from a NASCAR team?

Danica: I would hope so. I don't think expect is the proper word.

Dan: What would be the attraction of NASCAR?

Danica: It looks like fun. There's a lot of [competitive] racing. There are a lot of opportunities with the platform it provides, with more viewers and more fans. It's a large area of motorsports. But on the other hand, there are a lot of races and it's a lot of work. It would be something new—would I catch on or not? There are a lot of unanswered questions.

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