Aaron Rodgers Kisses Danica Patrick at the Daytona 500

Hope Soto
February 19, 2018

She had photojournalists embedded with her, a hunky celebrity NFL QB boyfriend by her side, social media buzzing - and a crumpled Chevy towed to the garage that put a premature end to her race. The 35-year-old Patrick is the only woman to start the Daytona 500 from the pole, lead laps in the race and is the highest-finishing female in the 60 years of the race.

Chase Elliott tried to block Brad Keselowski but instead, it turned into a seven-car accident that would wind up engulfing Patrick in its wake.

"I'm just sad that it ended that way", she said.

After jokingly wondering, "Did they make a mistake?" asking her to wave the green flag to begin the race, Theron explained how, unlike many honorary racing guests, she's a fan of the sport and has some very amateur experience doing it.

"I love to fulfill the storybook but we didn't get to do that today", she added. Her average career finish at the track was 25th. She never won another pole after her breakthrough at the 2013 Daytona 500.

For the press conference at the Daytona International Speedway, she modeled black ankle-strap stilettos and held a microphone as she chatted away.

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Patrick recalled a recent conversation with NASCAR great Jeff Gordon, who retired last season. And I grew up with a family who really loved the sport, ' said the blonde bombshell according to USA Today. "I remember your career.' So I hope that is how it is for me with everybody". He has one win in 244 career starts in NASCAR's top series.

"My family and friends have all been here, so many people have reached out, [and] it's been a nice week, so I'm not going to dwell on the result here", Patrick told ESPN after the crash.

She will wrap up her racing career in May with a run at the Indianapolis 500.

Everything was lined up for Danica Patrick to have a finish she could be happy with in her Nascar career.

Patrick never had a top-five finish for Stewart-Hass Racing.

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