Danica Patrick To NASCAR Media: Don't Call Me 'Sexy'

Danica Patrick doesn't think reporters should describe female athletes as "sexy."

The NASCAR driver – and star of racy Go Daddy commercials – wondered aloud on Thursday why the sports media can't come up with a better way to describe attractive women than "sexy," which she believes has a "negative connotation" to it.

"You don't say those things or frame it like that for a guy," she told a large group of reporters during NASCAR's annual Media Day. "But it seems like with female athletes, if they're pretty, (reporters) only know how to describe them in a sexual way.

"And I don't care, but I just wonder why we can't talk about it in a different way. Why can't there be other words for it? Why does there have to be somewhat negatively twisted?"

When a reporter asked Patrick what words she would suggest instead, the driver shrugged.

"You guys are the ones with words," she said. "You guys are the wordsmiths. Just something without the word 'sex' in it."

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