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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Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”