If you buy the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, you can take home a Brand Graphiti peel-and-stick poster of IndyCar Series driver Danica Patrick, wearing a teeny-weeny white bikini.
The 10″ x 13″ Danica Patrick bikini poster has been created by Alliance, a RockTenn company, along with Sports Illustrated.
The Danica Patrick bikini poster will be available at participating 7-Eleven stores. 7-Eleven, a primary sponsor of Andretti Green Racing’s Team 7-Eleven IndyCar and driver, Tony Kanaan, is Danica Patrick’s associate sponsor.
Around 151,000 Danica Patrick bikini posters were printed to be circulated in the US, except Florida. The limited-edition Danica Patrick bikini poster is likely to run out very soon since every 7-Eleven store has has a stock of only 25 posters.
Danica Patrick had featured in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition as well. In the Sports Illustrated interview, Danica was quoted as saying, “If you told me I’d model swimsuits in any way shape or form 10 years ago I’d have said, ‘Are you insane? I doubt that’ll happen.’ But I have a lot of fun with it. I enjoy the feminine aspect of the things I get to do and it allows me to get that side out there and have fun.”
In the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Danica Patrick can be seen sprawled on top of a Shelby Cobra 427 convertible, in a four-page spread.
Danica, who was wearing a Red Carter swimsuit, was photographed by Marlena Bielinska in New York.
Meanwhile, Danica Patrick is likely to join the US F1 team. Danica was test for the Honda team in November 2008, but the plan was shelved with Honda pulling out of F1 due to financial constraints.
The 27-year-old brunette, who debuted in 2005, was the fourth woman to compete in the Indy 500. She joined the Rahal Letterman Racing team in 2005 and ended in 12th position in the IndyCar Series with 325 championship points. Danica Patrick won the 2005 Rookie of the Year title for 2005 Indy 500 and IndyCar Series.
Danica Patrick now races for the Andretti Green Racing team in the IRL IndyCar Series.
2008 was a good year for Danica. She became the first woman to win an IndyCar race, at Twin Ring Motegi in the Indy Japan 300 on April 20, 2008.
She stood fifth in the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma County held on the Infineon raceway on August 24, 2008.
Danica Patrick was in the sixth position in the IndyCar Series in 2008.
The glamorous and petite Danica, at 5’2″ and a weight of 45 kgs, is a media favorite. She first appeared in the FHM April 2003 issue and on the cover of Sports Illustrated in the June 6, 2005 issue. She has also featured in TV programs and interviews, including the Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night With Conan O’Brien in 2008.
Danica is married to John Edward Hospenthal, a physical therapist.