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Look: Danica Patrick's Coolest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Photos

Danica Patrick speaking to the media.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 14: Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 GoDaddy Chevrolet, talks to the media during the Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

NASCAR's Cup Series circuit has a rare Saturday night race this weekend. The spotlight will be on the NASCAR world tonight.

Former NASCAR and IndyCar driver Danica Patrick was no stranger to the spotlight during her time in the sport. Patrick, who broke barriers during her time in the race car driving world, expanded her brand both on and off the track.

Off the track, Patrick was among the notable athletes to pose for the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

Some of Patrick's coolest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photos were racing themed.

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Patrick posed for the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in 2008 and again in '09. She's one of several notable athletes to pose for the issue.

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“You could actually say I was on the cover,” said Patrick, who posed in 2008 and ’09. “I had a little image in the top right corner of the cover. I think Bar Refaeli was the cover girl that year.”

Patrick's full photoshoot can be seen here.

The 2022 edition of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue will be out later this year. Perhaps we'll see another notable athlete or two posing this year.