Danica Patrick knows she’s a sex symbol.
During an interview with Fox 411, the 33-year-old NASCAR driver revealed what it’s liked to be one. (RELATED: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Defends Her Assets: ‘I Don’t Consider Myself Fat’)
“I don’t think there is anything you can do about that,” she said.
“I think it’s not good or bad necessarily. It just is what it is, and I would imagine everybody is a sex symbol to somebody — maybe not as many as others — but everyone is a sex symbol at some point to somebody.”
Patrick said being surrounded by guys in her profession all the time is normal for her now.
“It’s just normal to me,” she said.
“After 24 full years of hanging out with guys in the pit and the garage, I don’t really know any different. I, by all means, love my girl time away from the track, but I have spent so much time with guys that it is normal to me and I don’t know what it is like any other way.”
“I hope I am remembered as a great racecar driver,” Patrick added.
“I don’t mind if they obviously remember me as a female racecar driver and that’s what I am and I am not ashamed of it. But I hope people first remember me as a great driver with great accomplishments and then ‘Oh yeah she is a girl. That’s pretty awesome.'” (RELATED: Danica Patrick Bent Over Backwards To Land A New Sponsor And, Hey Guess What … It Worked)