Danica Patrick

When Danica Patrick tweets on Twitter, we listen

After IndyCar driver Danica Patrick told reporters today she was going to drive NASCAR full time, we found out lots of important stuff from Twitter tweets. Like that she is dreamer and at the same time, a football fan, a Bears fan and a martini lover. Read for yourself from her unedited tweets from the past two weeks, and a critical twwet from a critic, too.
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This tweeter was featured by a Sports Illustrated columnist today: @keselowski: "Her assent up the ladder of the sport thru various branding 'techniques' (swimsuit ads etc) only serves to undermine the ... future credibility of female (racers) who wish to make it based on skill, mental toughness and a never give up attitude. That to me is wrong. Essentially, she has opened a pandoras (sic) box for all female racers. If she doesn't succeed, no female will get the chance for years to come.''

Kyle Petty, son of the King, Richard Petty, predicted a rough ride for Patrick when she actually races.

"I don't think she can be competitive," Petty told the Speed Channel. "Was she competitive (in the Nationwide race at Montreal)? Do they give out trophies for 25th? No, I ran 25th my whole life. I never got a trophy for 25th.

"She's not ready for Cup by any stretch of the imagination. I've said this before. ... She can come up, she can bring marketing, she can sell T-shirts. She's going to have to do something on the race track at some point in time and she has yet to do anything on a NASCAR track yet. Give her a chance. I'm all for chances."

Tough talk and strong criticism from a successful guy. I put Kyke's opinion this article because Kyle Petty gave me a few lessons on a Michigan track a few years ago. This guy knows his stuff and I respect him. If HE sees a road road ahead for Danica Patrick, it's probably true. Until the actual racin' starts, let's see what's on Danica's mind ...

What follows are Danica Patrick's tweets from the past two weeks, raw and unedited by TorqueNews.com:

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Thanks! We owe you and @KevinHarvick another dinner at the [email protected] @DanicaPatrick welcome to nascar!
12 hours ago

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Thanks girl! @KrissieNewman Yay another girl at SHR to keep these 2 boys in check! Welcome @DanicaPatrick and I wish you luck!
12 hours ago

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@NayNay3 I missed you today at @GoDaddy! I told @DrBobParsons to give you a big hug for me!!!
14 hours ago

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Thank you @Brian_Atwood for these smokin hot @GoDaddy orange pumps! http://img.ly/7HKm
16 hours ago

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Let's do the SB shuffle! @DwyaneWade Was just watching ESPN & heard that Danica Patrick is a bears fan. I like her alot more now..#DaBears
17 hours ago

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Oh what a relief! Thank you all for being so patient. Thank you fans for your enthusiasm!!
17 hours ago

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A girl can dream.... http://img.ly/7G2L are y'all ready for tomorrow?! I am!
24 Aug

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It's been such a busy day with @GoDaddy announcement that I ate lunch late and I was starving but chose a salad. What is wrong with me?
24 Aug

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I have a BIG announcement 2 make about next year see it LIVE online Thur 12 pm ET GoDaddy.com/Danica twitpic.com/6aqxfh
24 Aug
RHarris33 Rick by DanicaPatrick
Daaa-nica Lol! @DanicaPatrick "@bearsbuzztap: Modern Day Chicago Bears Superfan buzztap.com/-5ex0Pk"twitpic.com/6agnwo
23 Aug

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Yes, why?!!!!! RT @Sbutera33 or they speed up to pass then go 30.. awesome!
23 Aug

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Having a conversation with a car service driver about people who drive slow in the fast lane and how they get mad if u want to pass them.
23 Aug

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Ditka. Sausage. Bears. Sausage.
22 Aug

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The bears are my team. Not going great against the giants..... We r just warming up.
22 Aug

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I can. @TerryM1963 @DanicaPatrick @JimmieJohnson Danica loves football? Please tell me you can cook too? haha
22 Aug

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Amen brother!!! @JimmieJohnson I must say, its nice to be watching football... even if its pre-season ball.
22 Aug

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A ballpark martini. http://img.ly/7A0h
21 Aug

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U were awesome! Leg ok, heat was a killer! RT @tagliani good job today you passed many cars it look like a good finish, how is the leg.
21 Aug

peakauto PEAK Auto by DanicaPatrick
Check out behind the scenes photos from the new #PeakMotorOilAd w/@DanicaPatrick on our Facebook page: http://ow.ly/66CHc
18 Aug

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Dinner in, Dinner out. Thoughts that go through my head way too often.
17 Aug

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There's Something About Mary is on, good one. Is that.....hair gel?
17 Aug

peakauto PEAK Auto by DanicaPatrick
The new @peakauto commercial turned out great thanks to @danicapatrick. Check it out: http://ow.ly/65Llb #PeakMotorOil
17 Aug

SimpleMorris Morris F. Liew by [email protected]
@GoDaddy @LeeannDearing @DanicaPatrick Let's trend #daddyand #mommy. THANKS!
16 Aug

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I'm a sailor!!!!! Don't hassle me I'm local. Haha. http://img.ly/7lo2
14 Aug

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RT @LewisFranck After watching the chaos in New Hampshire I'm chilling out with Breaking Bad. Ha! I love love that show!
14 Aug

MarcoAndretti Marco Andretti by DanicaPatrick
Ha ha ha. #legend. @12WillPower yfrog.com/h6hsmbhj
14 Aug

DanicaPatrick Danica Patrick
Omg what a day. The spin was all my fault but going green was was an incredibly bad idea in the rain with 650hp.
14 Aug

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Watch me and my @GoDaddy car today at loudon new hampshire. It is going to be green flag at 330, 30 min early!
14 Aug

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@DanicaPatrick & @GoDaddy crew making adjustments during todays first practice session http://twitpic.com/64f778
11 Aug

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RT @xoRadiateLove you have to know you've changed my life.You taugh me to believe in my dreams and i wanna say you "THANK U " -thank you!

You can reach TN's Hawke Fracassa at [email protected] or on Twitter @HawkeFracassa.

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