Danica Patrick risks being the next Anna Kournikova2/28/2012
Is Danica Patrick the new Anna Kournikova? Before you answer, consider this: Tennis is a meritocracy through which Kournikova rose to become the 8th-ranked female tennis player in the world. NASCAR is a closed system into which Patrick wedged and leveraged her bountiful brand, which puts her in league with Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Paul Menard and former driver Kyle Petty among racers whose reputations outstripped their performance. If you want to count individual titles, it's Danica 1, Anna 0, and Danica's came against men. We'd give the edge to Danica, but is she the real deal or just Anna 2.0?
Is Danica the new Anna?