Danica Patrick having some issues with her street car


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(UPDATE: Danica totals her car #10 Impala GoDaddy.com car during the Gatorade duel qualifying race at Daytona)

As Danica Patrick prepares for the Daytona 500, and her NASCAR debut, she’s no doubt much more concerned about her racecar than her street car. Especially now that she’ll have to race her backup car on Sunday. If you’d like to hear what Danica thinks about her first race since switching over go here. ( To see pictures of Danica’s lower back tattoo go here)

Danica’s $202,000 Lamborghini Gallardo has no cup-holders, and trunk space the size of a brief case. It’s not her only car by the way, or premium luxury car by the way, but it’s what’s stuck in her craw right now, according to an interview by Dan Wetzel on Yahoo

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Here’s an excerpt:

“I got it originally because I had a 645 BMW and it was a convertible,” she said. “It was the first car I ever bought because I had always gotten cars through teams or deals.”

The BMW was nice enough, just not nearly fast enough. She needed more power, which isn’t easy to find.

“To take a step up from a 645 was tough,” she said. “I went and tried out an Aston Martin Vantage because I thought [it] was a cool-looking car.”

The problem?

“Slow,” she said with a laugh. “Not good enough off the line.”

(Note: Aston Martin claims the Vantage V12 goes from 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds. So slow is a relative term.)

“I had all these criteria levels,” Patrick continued. “So to take it to the next level I had to make a real jump. There was no good in-between. It was just a matter of what look was better. So to kick it up a notch the Lamborghini was it.”

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