|Your Warrior by Danica Patrick collection with HSN has been very successful since it launched in January. How excited are you to see your clothing line featured on the No. 10 Ford at Richmond with HSN.com?
“I’ve been interested in fashion and clothes since I was a little girl. For the last 10 years, I’ve dreamed about having my own clothing line, but I was waiting for the perfect situation with the perfect partner. When HSN came along, I knew it was the right time. It’s been exciting seeing the Warrior line come together. We’ve created what I believe is really the perfect ‘athleisure’ collection that transitions through your day, no matter what you’re doing. And now it’s surreal that a project I’ve worked so hard on will be featured on my racecar this weekend. The car looks great and I can’t wait to preview the fall collection on Facebook Live at the track Saturday.”
Why did you create Warrior by Danica Patrick as an “athleisure” line?
“I’d say my go-to style is pretty much ‘athlesiure’ wear. So, that’s why Warrior, being an ‘athleisure’ line, is so authentic for me. Aside from that, I tend to wear jeans and shorts in the summer. But for the most part, I wear t-shirts, leggings, sweatshirts, hoodies and casual, loose bottoms like boyfriend jeans. ‘Athleisure’ is the perfect way to wear everything when you’re out running errands.”
What are your overall thoughts on racing at Richmond?
“I’ve always enjoyed going to Richmond. I had fun racing Indy cars there. I liked driving the Xfinity car there, as well. We didn’t have the greatest results, but it was still fun.”
What makes the racing so good at Richmond?
“When you have a good car, it creates opportunities to pass. Turns one and two are kind of tight, and three and four are more of a long corner, so it’s a challenge to set the car up. We slip and slide there a bunch, anyway. There is more grip at night and I’m thankful for that.”
There are three playoff spots on the line as the series heads to Richmond. Are you expecting anything crazy to happen, or will it be business as usual?
“I highly doubt it will be business as usual. You want to get the most points possible because those spots are open and people are going to try like hell to win the race. There is always that last great push at the end and it will be interesting to see how it turns out. There might be a few yellows.”