Now there is one more reason to love Dania Patrick. The NASCAR beauty not only rips it up on the track, but she can cook. Having studied at the Culinary Institute of America, Danica was featured on Chopped, the athlete edition. Patrick won the cooking competition, beating former NFL running back Tiki Barber, celebrity bodyguard and Hells Angel Chuck Zito and 12-time Olympic medalist swimmer Natalie Coughlin.
Chopped host Ted Allen said, “One of the more amusing and interesting things about being on a TV show: You never know who’s watching,” he said. “Movie stars, senators, rock stars, NBA players —who knows? So it was extremely fun to find out that Danica Patrick is among our fans, and we’re honored and excited to know that such a great competitor on the track appreciates the competition that happens in the ‘Chopped’ kitchen.”