Racing Not Mentioned in Patrick’s TwitterBy: Mike Fossum - February 24, 2012
Danica Patrick’s Twitter, which she updates quite often, is fairly atypical of those accounts found surrounding the auto racing circuit. She might mention a sunset, grey hairs, feeling vaguely sore – But little detail in mentioned about actual racing.
How am I suppose to feel good about turning 30 next month when I find gray hairs (plural). Frightening stuff.
Well….that was a bummer. I am ok, icing my sore spots down, getting ready for the weekend! Thanks for the concern.
Also omitted from her Twitter feed are her present locations. “If I talk about somewhere I’ve been, it’s because I’m already gone,” Patrick tells USA Today, “I do it afterward because of safety insecurity, and I don’t want people following. I don’t want any trouble. I don’t think you can ever be too safe.”
Also left out is anything to do with politics. Patrick adds, “good God, I spend plenty of time trying to say the right thing and not get in trouble in the media when they’re writing the story. Why would I write something that gets me in trouble? So you have to be careful. You can’t have opinions. You can’t talk about politics.” She also limits discussion in regards to racing, saying “the last thing I’m thinking about when I’m in the car is sending a tweet.” But other things, like wine and the Chicago Bears are fine.
On the privacy issue, Patrick adds, “Nothing might ever happen, but you have to be careful. I’m not going to talk about the restaurants I go to because I want to keep going there. I’m not going to talk about where I am or where I live or what I’m doing because it’s dangerous. Privacy is already hard enough. I don’t need to self-inflict any more problems on myself.” Understandable, considering the unbridled passion typical of certain Nascar fans. Patrick was in the news over the weekend, after a crash at the Gatorade Duel at Daytona.