As the title states, I'm curious as to why Danica Patrick is as popular as she is. According to the wikipedia article, she's won exactly one race (Indycar), and I don't remember hearing about her placing very well in the NASCAR events that she participates in. I'll be the first to admit that I don't follow NASCAR *at all*, but I can't figure out why she's so damn popular. I can't foresee being a woman hindering her abilities...driving a car... and I don't find her to be attractive (subjective, obviously, but...)...so...help me out here. Is it just a case of the media being dumb and needing to fill air time?