FILE - This Sept. 8, 2011 file photo shows auto racing car driver Danica Patrick gesturing during an interview in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Patrick gets fired up when she's watching a NASCAR race and tempers flare. She says emotions are one of the things that make sports compelling, and that she can't wait to add hers when she makes the moves to stock car racing full time next season.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
FILE - This Sept. 8, 2011 file photo shows auto racing car driver Danica Patrick gesturing during an interview in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Patrick gets fired up when she's watching a NASCAR race and tempers flare. She says emotions are one of the things that make sports compelling, and that she can't wait to add hers when she makes the moves to stock car racing full time next season. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) AP
FILE - This Sept. 8, 2011 file photo shows auto racing car driver Danica Patrick gesturing during an interview in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Patrick gets fired up when she's watching a NASCAR race and tempers flare. She says emotions are one of the things that make sports compelling, and that she can't wait to add hers when she makes the moves to stock car racing full time next season. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) AP