Indy and Nascar driver Danica Patrick has spent her career breaking through barriers for women in motorsports, proving to her male colleagues that when it comes to racing, anything they can do, she can do better. But after years of building a solid reputation on the racetrack, Patrick, 29, says that she has no plans of slowing down for motherhood.
“I think it is something which is probably not for me at this point and realistically, I don’t know when that point would ever be,” Danica tells Yahoo! Sports. “My focus is on racing and of course I have a lot of outside interests which take up my time.”
Though the GoDaddy spokeswoman has much respect for others who’ve decided to have children, Patrick says that being a mommy just doesn’t appeal to her.
“I am not someone who has a strong yearning for kids at all,” the driver tells USA Today. “I see all my friends with kids. I will get up at 10 a.m. and text them and they’ll say, ‘Ha, funny. One of my sons was in my room at 5:30 in the morning so I can’t say I slept until 10.’ That’s just their life.
“I think more all the time that it looks hard, that looks like something I am not ready for and doesn’t interest me at this point,” she adds.
I’ve worked so hard to get to where I am that I can’t imagine just throwing that all away,” Patrick continues. “I’m not conflicted about it. I just can’t imagine not being able to travel [and] sleep in ever again in your whole life.”
Danica and hubby Paul Hospenthal both agree that her career will continue to be their focus for the forseeable future; a decision that we’re sure IndyCar is especially pleased with, since most of their marketability is built around her, making Danica one of the most powerful people in sports.