Brad Keselowski Calls Danica Patrick ‘One Of Best Female Athletes’ Ever

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Although Danica Patrick takes a lot of flak from NASCAR fans for having not won a race yet, her colleagues recognize her abilities.

Brad Keselowski recently replied to one of his Twitter followers who claimed the Team Penske driver would lose to Patrick in an MMA match. The user likely was trying to insult him by playing off the archaic “fight like a girl” stereotype, but Keselowski was having no part of it.

Rather than go on the defensive, Keselowski pointed out that his follower probably was right.

Shortly after, Patrick showed her appreciation for the fellow Ford driver’s kind words.

Interestingly, Keselowski isn’t the only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pilot to praise Patrick for her toughness and determination. After her wreck at Kansas Speedway in May that left Aric Almirola with a fractured vertebrae, nearly every driver — especially Chase Elliott — noted how impressive it was that she walked away without any visible injuries.

Thumbnail photo via Peter Casey/USA TODAY Sports Images

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