Is Danica Patrick on track to become a real doll?

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Move over, Barbie, or you might get the chrome horn put to ‘ya.

One of next year’s hottest Christmas gifts could potentially be a Danica Patrick doll – or at least one that the NASCAR driver will have a significant say in designing.

According to License Global! (licensemag.com), NASCAR Team Properties has begun collaboration with the Madame Alexander Doll Company to design and market a new line of NASCAR-branded dolls.

Patrick will lend her input into the line, which is slated to hit stores next fall – just in time for the Christmas rush.

“Designing NASCAR-themed dolls for girls to play with is a fun and engaging way for young girls to become even more fascinated with a sport that empowers a new generation of women and that is one of the largest spectator sports in America,” Madame Alexander president Gale Jarvis said.

“Partnering with Danica Patrick is exciting for us,” Jarvis added. “She is one of the most successful and well-known women in the history of racing and a well-known female superstar.”

While it’s unclear if there actually will be a Danica doll per se, it certainly makes sense to have the Sprint Cup star also be the star of the proposed doll lineup, as well.

Can’t you just see a potential Danica doll in a GoDaddy.com firesuit, or driving her trademark neon green GoDaddy Chevrolet – in scaled-down form, of course?

Hey, maybe they can even make a talking Danica doll, where she says, “Eat my dust, Barbie.”

Of course, that leads to a rather obvious question. Since Barbie has her longtime boyfriend Ken, will we also potentially see a Ricky Stenhouse Jr. doll to go along with Danica, as well?

Yep, Ricky, that’ll likely go over real well around the Sprint Cup garage, for sure.

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Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.