50 Powerful and Inspiring Danica Patrick Quotes

Which are your favorite Danica Patrick quotes?

Danica Patrick is an American former professional racing driver. Patrick is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing and was named the ‘Rookie of the Year’ at the 2005 ‘Indianapolis 500’ and the 2005 ‘IndyCar Series’ season.

Other than racing, she also worked as a television host and model. She has been featured in several advertisements and music videos. She made a cameo appearance in the 2019 film ‘Charlie’s Angels’. She has also guest-starred in many television series.

Here’s a collection of the most inspiring Danica Patrick quotes:


50 Powerful and Inspiring Danica Patrick Quotes

1. “Give yourself permission to shoot for something that seems totally beyond your grasp. You may be surprised at your capabilities.” – Danica Patrick

2. “I leave it up to the government to make good decisions for Americans.” – Danica Patrick

3. “I think that Indy is special to me. The greater the distance between the last time I drove an Indy car and the next time, I wouldn’t like that to be too big.” – Danica Patrick

4. “I was very against pink and purple when I was young because they were girls’ colors. But that was only because I didn’t want people to write me off for what I can do. When I got into my 20s, I decided that was stupid.” – Danica Patrick

5. “I’ve never asked for special treatment along the way. And I’m never going to hide the fact that I’m a girl, ever. That’s obvious, isn’t it?” – Danica Patrick

6. “In the Lamborghini, I have to avoid certain roads because of potholes, and there’s nowhere to put my drink, no cup holder. And I’m not going to lie, it looks pretentious. I used to think it was cool to, like, drive it to dinner. Now? Like I really need to be looked at any more.” – Danica Patrick


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7. “No one wants to hear my perspective on politics, but I think honestly as you get older, you get more interested in it.” – Danica Patrick


8. “Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative, you’ll never know. I truly believe what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Even if you fail, learning and moving on is sometimes the best thing.” – Danica Patrick

9. “To be honest, when I’m home, every day is a Friday for me. It doesn’t really matter what day it is for me. A lot of my friends actually have time off during the week, and so it doesn’t prohibit me from enjoying myself when I am home on a Monday or a Tuesday.” – Danica Patrick

10. “You know, sometimes the little victories that I have throughout the season are not necessarily obvious on the track. Maybe they’re another aspect of what I’m doing, winning little victories here and there to get everything in line to be able to perform from top to bottom on race day.” – Danica Patrick

11. “Fame can be annoying, but there are perks too.” – Danica Patrick

12. “I know what it takes to be fast and I feel like every year I learn valuable lessons about how to be better the next time.” – Danica Patrick

13. “I take none of that to heart. I don’t feel like there’s anything that I need to do for anybody else. I want to win bad enough for myself anyway, that nothing anybody can say can make me want to win anymore.” – Danica Patrick

14. “I think you have to feel comfortable with your car. You have to go into turn one, every lap, with confidence. You have to be sure of yourself and your equipment.” – Danica Patrick

15. “I’ve been fortunate Daytona is a place I’ve run better than anywhere else, and that’s a big race. Maybe it has to do with attention and pressure and the drive to do well when a lot of people are watching.” – Danica Patrick

16. “In motorsports, we work in the grey areas a lot. You’re trying to find where the holes are in the rule book.” – Danica Patrick


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17. “No matter how good you are, how brave you are, or anything, it comes down to that car so many times. Not every time, but so many times.” – Danica Patrick


18. “Sometimes it takes looking at the past to really be able to move forward and learn from it.” – Danica Patrick

19. “To be honest, once you’ve driven around for about five, 10 laps, you don’t notice a difference.” – Danica Patrick

20. “You know, it’s always good to have seen a track before, just to kind of know where the little bumps are here and there, and just the general feel for the size.” – Danica Patrick

21. “Every time I get into a Nationwide car after being in a Cup car, I feel so much more comfortable than I did previously.” – Danica Patrick

22. “I just go where my heart tells me, where my gut tells me to go, where I’m enjoying my life the most, where I feel like I can have the most success. I’ve truly enjoyed my experience in NASCAR, to the point that I want to do it full time.” – Danica Patrick

23. “I spent my whole childhood watching open-wheel racing. I spent years going to England and racing open-wheel, coming back and racing open-wheel. It’s been my world for 20 years and beyond that. For almost my whole life, I’ve been watching it. I watch it and I think I know how to do it.” – Danica Patrick

24. “I think you can be happy and still be competitive. A good lesson for everybody is to think a bit before you speak and represent who you really are instead of the brash emotional you.” – Danica Patrick

25. “I’m not tall enough to be a model, but I wish I was 6-foot because I love it. It’s kind of artsy, and I’m artsy. And I love clothes.” – Danica Patrick

26. “I’ve read stories that are set in a celebrity’s house, and you know where it is and what it looks like and what’s inside it, and that’s not something I want anyone to know.” – Danica Patrick


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27. “My goal is people associate November with COPD awareness month as much as they notice October with breast cancer and pink. That’d be a great thing if it happened. The fact that COPD kills more people than breast cancer and diabetes put together should raise some red flags.” – Danica Patrick


28. “So many people have that story as to how they could have maybe won the Indy 500, which is for me the ultimate goal. I would imagine for a lot of people it’s the ultimate goal. It’s definitely high up on the list.” – Danica Patrick

29. “The mistake I really learned from was in 2005, leading the Indianapolis 500. I had a decision whether or not to save enough fuel to finish the race – which meant slowing down – or going all-out for the win. I went conservative and saved enough fuel to go to the end but finished fourth.” – Danica Patrick

30. “When you are not missing something, longing for something, you don’t really think about it that much. It’s like that girlfriend you don’t want to have anymore. You don’t think about her anymore. Or ex-husband. You just don’t.” – Danica Patrick

31. “Every single aspect of myself, let me put it this way, it’s all about trying to incorporate. It’s about trying to weave the web and keep everyone happy. And of course, it’s about giving value to those people so they continue to sponsor me.” – Danica Patrick

32. “I feel like, sometimes, people, because of the amount of media, because of the amount of attention, people seem to think I have to do things. Like, I have to win right now! But I don’t feel like that.” – Danica Patrick

33. “I practice yoga at home to a TV show called ‘Inhale,’ taught by Steve Ross. I figured that if the people on the show could stretch that deep then I could too. I ended up pulling my hip flexor. But that’s how I met my husband. Paul was the physical therapist my coach called to meet with me after hours.” – Danica Patrick

34. “I think there’s a lot of deep-rooted history in England with racing. Lots of Formula One teams are based there. Formula One is obviously a huge sport over in England and Europe.” – Danica Patrick

35. “I’m a big believer in everybody being themselves. If not doing a swimsuit calendar is yourself, that’s great. But if doing a swimsuit calendar is yourself, then you should be able to do it. What I do outside the car adds to who I am and expresses a different side of me.” – Danica Patrick

36. “I’ve never seen myself as a ‘girl driver.’ I’m just a driver.” – Danica Patrick


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37. “Maybe back in the day you didn’t need to be the greatest looking to be on TV and you didn’t need to speak the best, but in this day and age, I think you need to be the package. You need to look the part for your sponsors, you need to be able to speak the part for the media and to big CEOs.” – Danica Patrick


38. “People have opinions about everything and especially when you get into that world of animal rights or tree rights or whatever rights, they all have an opinion.” – Danica Patrick

39. “The first Indy was definitely the one I remember. It’s my favorite race I’ve ever done. It’s the most memorable race I’ve ever done, for sure. Even more than when I won. I just remember everything about it.” – Danica Patrick

40. “We don’t do things we aren’t good at by nature. I wouldn’t play basketball because I’m only 5′ 1″. Find what you enjoy – whether it’s racing, flying a helicopter, being a doctor, or stitching clothes together. Once you’ve done that, you have the passion you need.” – Danica Patrick

41. “Being nervous isn’t always the worst thing for me.” – Danica Patrick

42. “I didn’t want to fall back. But I realized it was more important to make it to the end under my own power than to run flat out in the lead or in second and then run out of fuel with a lap to go.” – Danica Patrick

43. “I never do anything out of my comfort zone.” – Danica Patrick

44. “I think the more yellows, the more lights, the better. It alerts everybody. I mean, I guess I’m always a little bit afraid when the yellow comes out, we all get out of it, that someone won’t notice it, pile into the back of you.” – Danica Patrick

45. “I’d love to do well on a big weekend with people watching and cheering, of course. But it’s not fair to create an expectation level before I know what is realistic. I want to finish as well as possible. Is that top 20? Top 15? Top 25? You just have to play it by ear.” – Danica Patrick

46. “I’ve never been bashful to say that I’m not really interested in Formula One. When I lived in England, it’s all I wanted to do and I thought that anything else would somehow be a compromise to my dreams. But then when I came back to the States, I realized how much I loved being back in the States.” – Danica Patrick


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47. “It would be hypocritical of me to use being female in some ways and diss being female in other ways. It’s part of the programme.” – Danica Patrick


48. “One of the areas I have a little less confidence in is giving any kind of a speech.” – Danica Patrick

49. “The commitments, schedule, and sponsor appearances don’t change. It gets more busy, because you get more popular, and the more popular you are, it actually gets more busy. They’re like, Yeah, let’s use her, she’s hot right now. Let’s do a shoot!” – Danica Patrick

50. “Together, we can put the brakes on breast cancer.” – Danica Patrick



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