NASCAR Notes: Danica Patrick Proves She Still Has A Sense Of Humor
BY DAVE GRAYSON
Okay, we all watched the Fox Sports live television coverage of the December 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards Banquet from Las Vegas. We all watched the master of ceremonies, comedian Jay Mohr, toss a couple of one line jokes at NASCAR’s high profile couple Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. We all saw the highly annoyed expressions on the faces of the racing couple. From that moment came miles of computer pages that claimed Patrick needed to relocate her sense of humor. Needless to say, it also set the social media on fire.
However, four nights later, Danica Patrick was still in Las Vegas where she co hosted the annual American Country Awards with singer Trace Adkins. One would think that would have been a rather daunting challenge because Adkins is as well known for delivering sarcastic one line zingers as he is for singing a country song.
If Patrick was nervous about co hosting this two hour, live broadcast, awards show she didn’t show it. She held her own and often delivered some very funny moments. In fact, she delivered some one liners that was actually funnier than what comedy veteran Jay Mohr delivered at the NASCAR awards.
Certainly one of those highlights occurred when Patrick joined a troupe of Las Vegas showgirls in a dance routine while wearing a traditional Vegas costume that was, to say the least, eye popping. That alone is really nothing new. We’ve seen that numerous times during her memorable television commercials for long time sponsor Go Daddy. She also deserves credit for holding her own while performing the dance steps.
However, it was her comments after the dance number that lit up the social media. Patrick walked up to a microphone stand and said “that was a lot of fun, I’ve always wanted to do that”. Then briefly placing her hands over her “attributes”, she said “the good thing about me is there’s no chance of a wardrobe malfunction. There’s not much to malfunction. I hope that little bit didn’t fall flat.”
Please don’t tell me Danica Patrick has lost of sense of humor.
A WEDDING FIT FOR A KING.
During the recently completed NASCAR Champion’s Week in Las Vegas, one of the more heartwarming stories involved the announcement that said NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer and his lovely girlfriend Lorra Podsiadio were now engaged to be married.Commenting on wedding plans to the media, the always fun Bowyer offered his thoughts on the perfect ceremony. If it was up to him, Bowyer would like to see the wedding performed in that famed Las Vegas chapel with their Elvis impersonator presiding over the ceremony. Bowyer also said he would be willing to spring for the deluxe wedding package including the box set with the commemorative T shirts and coffee mugs adding he would like a small ceremony with four witnesses standing behind him with at least two of them being midget Elvis impersonators.It’s doubtful that these wedding plans will see the light of day, but you still just have to love it.
ON THE TOPIC OF WEDDINGS.
Congrats and God bless to NASCAR Sprint Cup, and Nationwide Series driver Reed Sorenson & Laura Frame. The couple was married on December 7th.