Danica Patrick retires from racing.

After leaving an indelible mark on the motorsports world, Danica Patrick announced her retirement from racing in 2018. What could possibly make her leave behind life at 200 mph? Let’s take a quick look at what Danica’s already accomplished and how her retirement’s been so far.

Making history is hard work.

Danica became one of the most recognizable women in sports through a career that left behind some truly remarkable moments:


• 2005 — In her rookie season, Danica takes three IndyCar pole positions in and is named Rookie of the Year.
• 2008 — Danica ranks sixth among all IndyCar drivers, becoming the first woman in history to win an IndyCar race.
• 2010 — Danica starts to transition from the open-wheel ranks to NASCAR.
• 2013 — Danica becomes the first woman to clinch NASCAR Cup Series pole position, setting the fastest lap on her qualifying run at for the Daytona 500. She also became the first woman to lead laps under green-flag conditions in a NASCAR Cup Series event.
• 2018 — In the ‘Danica Double’ farewell tour, sponsored by GoDaddy, Danica competes in both the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500.

Did retirement slow Danica down? No way. These days, she’s in so many places at once, you’d think she was still driving an IndyCar.

Danica shares her Warrior style.

Danica’s always been a fitness advocate, and as it turns out, she’s been interested in fashion since she was a kid, too. So, it makes perfect sense that she launched her Warrior by Danica Patrick clothing line for women. Described as “athleisure,” this collection of leggings, hoodies and other apparel was designed to be comfortable for daily wear while sharing Danica’s distinct style.

A Pretty Intense workout routine.

Danica has been perfecting her workout routine since she was 14 years old. Now that she’s retired, she’s sharing everything she’s learned. Her book, Pretty Intense, outlines a plan consisting of seven weekly workouts which are short, but, well… pretty intense. Her book also covers food plans and offers advice for developing a healthier state of mind.

“I don't see ever getting too far from these principles. Real food is medicine, and I like to put the highest quality food into the only body I will ever have.”
— Danica Patrick, in Pretty Intense

Retired… and living the dream.

Danica says the inspiration to open a vineyard came in 2006, when she gazed down on California’s Napa Valley. It would absolutely be a dream, Danica mused, to own a vineyard. Fast-forward a few years. Danica opened the vineyard Somnium — the Latin word for “dream” — which today produces fine offerings including Cabernet Sauvignon, a Napa Valley Rosé and Knights Valley Sauvignon Blanc. Somnium stretches across 24 acres on the slopes of Howell Mountain (Danica credits the soil for her wines’ unique characteristics). Not a bad way to spend your retirement, right?

Think you can keep up with Danica?

If you were responsible for designing apparel, developing book concepts and producing fine wines, retirement might seem like a full-time job — but after spending so many years running at top speed, maybe Danica has a funny idea of “relaxing.” Good thing her partnership with GoDaddy isn’t just about the racetrack. It’s about having the right tools to get the job done, whatever the job may be. Whenever you’re ready to retire from the same-old, same-old and make your ideas real, give GoDaddy a shout and see what we can do for you.