Ashley Force voted ’hotter’ than Danica The votes are in and AOL Sports' Hottest Athlete, male or female, has been decided. The first-ever winner, Ashley Force, a drag racing upstart and daughter of NHRA icon John Force, says she was surprised to see Sharapova lose, explains why beating Danica Patrick was different and admits that under her fire suit she’s really a girlie-girl.
Ashley defeated Milka Duno and Dan Wheldon, Kasey Kahne and Carl Edwards in the First Round. She trounced Danica in the Fab Four matchup.
Here's a Q&A from the article about beating Danica in the Fab Four matchup:
Dave Hollander: Your Fab Four matchup against Danica Patrick had all the earmarks of a classic. But you trounced her (67 percent-33 percent). What does your drubbing of Danica say about NHRA vs. the IRL and who rules auto racing?
Ashley Force: Matching up against her was probably the funnest round just because I actually knew a little bit more about her. I've been interviewed a lot where people will ask me about her. So she was someone I related to. We have similar careers. I'm sure the ups and downs I have she probably has the same in her sport. So it was fun to go against someone similar.
A big part of it is that we have a lot of female fans in drag racing. A lot of little girls, a lot of moms bring their kids. They want to root for the women. I don't know about other motor sports but I know in drag racing, the men and woman are very pumped up and motivated about their drivers. They support them in any way they can. Even if we lose and do horribly they're still the ones out there 10 o'clock at night when it’s been raining all day who say "It’s OK you didn't do well today, you'll go out and get ‘em next week." It’s hard to find people who have your back as well as they do. AOL Sports
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