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Tom Keane

For Danica Patrick, sex and skill sell

The breaking news alert from Boston.com landed in my e-mail box: “Jimmie Johnson wins the Daytona 500.” Who cared about that? The real reason the alert was sent was in the next line: “Danica Patrick finishes eighth.”

Patrick has taken the racing world by storm. And she’s done so because she is, to be blunt, hot.

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