Top 10: 2009 Beach Bodies So far
These are our top 10 2009 beach bodies today with number 9 . If you come back tomorrow you will find number 8 here, and so on for ten days long. Enjoy
Even though Danica Patrick is hell-bent on taking over the testosterone-fueled world of IndyCar, she’s still very much in touch with her feminine side. She recently finished third at the Indy 500, but we’d like to assert that her sultry spreads in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Shape will forever be career highlights, at least in our books. Danica Patrick placed fourth in the 2005 running of the Indianapolis 500, making her the top-finishing woman ever at the famous auto race. It was Patrick’s first Indy 500 appearance and she was named the race’s rookie of the year. Patrick began driving karts at age 10, then jumped up to the Formula Vauxhall Winter Series in England in 1998, when she was just 16. By 2002 she had signed a contract with Team Rahal. Her Indy 500 debut, combined with her youth, good looks, and the general paucity of women drivers in auto racing, made her a hit with fans and a sudden media favorite. Patrick is also the first woman ever to lead a lap at the Indy 500; driving for the Rahal Letterman team, she led for 19 laps of the 2005 race. She won rookie of the year that year and finished 12th in circuit points. With high hopes pinned on her for the 2006 season, she finished 9th for the year but failed to win a big race. She jumped from Rahal Letterman Racing in 2007 to join Andretti Green Racing, and in 2008 became the first woman to win an IndyCar race (the Japan Indy 300). According to her official site, Patrick is 5’2″ tall and weighs 100 pounds… She was the second woman to win rookie of the year honors at Indianapolis; Lyn St. James won in 1992… The 2005 Indy 500 was won by Englishman Dan Wheldon… Patrick was born in 1982, five years after Janet Guthrie became the first woman ever to drive in the Indy 500… Women to drive in the Indy 500 before Patrick include Guthrie (1977-79), St. James (1992-97, 2000), and Sarah Fisher (2000-2004). Another female, Desire Wilson, passed the Indy 500 driver’s test in 1982 but failed to qualify for the race… On 19 November 2005 she married Paul Hospenthal, a physical therapist and personal trainer.