Danica Patrick talks about her feet and high heels in uncomfortable exchange with Paul Tracy at start of latest SRX broadcast


Danica Patrick’s planned two-race stint, working alongside Allen Bestwick in the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) broadcast booth, ended on Saturday night with Tony Stewart’s victory on gravel in Knoxville, Iowa. For Patrick, not only will she be remembered the night for the thrilling action on the track, but also an incredibly awkward exchange with pilot Paul Tracy at the start of the show where he asked her what kind of shoes she was wearing. . Incredibly, this was not the first time.

Danica Patrick and Paul Tracy have a weird exchange about her feet and high heels

CBS Driver Analyst Danica Patrick chats with SRX drivers Tony Kanaan (L) and Tony Stewart on the grid ahead of the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience event at Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut. | Photo by Elsa / SRX / Getty Images

With a two-hour broadcast window, CBS doesn’t waste time showing pre-race activities like the National Anthem or lengthy driver interviews that are typically part of broadcasts from other racing series. Just minutes after Saturday night’s show started from Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, Danica Patrick hit the radio with Paul Tracy as he did warm-up laps around the track. And things immediately took a turn for the worse.

“It’s Danica. Paul, can you hear me? she asked.

“I hear you, Danica. Hey, what kind of shoes did you wear? Tracy responded with an unexpected question. Bestwick and Patrick both laughed awkwardly. Instead of completely ignoring the question, Patrick responded surprisingly.

“Love this is what you are thinking,” she replied sarcastically. “These are beautiful high heels. I laugh. These are tennis shoes. No one can see my feet.

Patrick quickly walked away from the bizarre exchange on his feet and asked Tracy what he thought of running on dirt.

This isn’t the first time Tracy has talked about Patrick’s “sexy” shoes.

Danica Patrick and Mike Tirico at Indianapolis 500

Danica Patrick works with Mike Tirico on the broadcast for NBC ahead of the 103rd Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. | Photo by Chris Graythen / Getty Images

Strangely, Danica Patrick and Paul Tracy have a common history talking about her feet. Less than a year ago, during practice for the 2020 Indianapolis 500, Tracy brought up the topic in the middle of the show.

“Well I have a question for you, something that I noticed,” said Tracy, who worked on the show with Patrick. “If you’re wearing these bright green Louis Vuitton, these sexy shoes, are you pointing out that Pagenaud is your choice because they match his car?” What’s up with this?

Patrick laughed at first and then responded.

“Uh, I would have liked to have thought this far, but I haven’t,” she said. “It’s just that they match. You know, maybe I go with NBC Sports yellow.

When the cameras focused on Patrick’s bright yellow high heels, Tracy once again spoke up, “I’m a fan of sexy shoes, I’ll tell you.”

“They are not Louis Vuitton either,” explains Patrick. “These are. What are they? They’re Fendi, I think.

Honestly admit why she didn’t train for the race

Interestingly, during Patrick’s two weeks on the SRX show, this wasn’t the only time she made the headlines for something that had been said in the booth. In the first week, Patrick made an honest admission on the air about the one time she raced gravel at Eldora Speedway and why she chose not to train.

“I remember the first time Tony asked me to do Prelude to a Dream to Eldora, a track he owns. I reluctantly said yes, ”admitted Patrick. “I felt like I had to do it because he was my boss. And you know, I’m going to be really honest, I didn’t practice at all because I wanted to have the excuse that I didn’t practice, which is why I suck. It’s not in my comfort zone. But I did.

” How did that happen ? Bestwick questioned.

“I crashed,” replied Patrick. “I fell in one of the heats. I put it out of my mind.

There’s no denying that Patrick provided intriguing off-track storylines in both of his appearances in the broadcast booth. The next four races will feature former IndyCar Series drivers James Hinchcliffe and Dario Franchitti as driver analysts. It will be interesting to see if Tracy asks any of them what kind of shoes they are wearing.

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