Danica Patrick ad burns hot

May 25, 2009
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Danica Patrick pushed the GoDaddy.com Web site to new heights during yesterday’s Indianapolis 500, according to officials for the domain name registry.

Web traffic spiked 163 percent during Sunday’s broadcast, as compared to last year’s, according to GoDaddy officials. Even more people logged on to GoDaddy.com immediately after the race this year, with a 570 percent lift in Web site visits.

“First and foremost, congratulations to Danica on her historic performance,” said Go Daddy CEO and founder Bob Parsons. “She made us all proud today on and off the track. It was amazing to watch the response to our new commercial ... visitors jumping online so quickly to see our Internet-only version.”

In her new cliffhanger commercial specially created for the GoDaddy.com sponsored broadcast, Danica told viewers to, “See what happens next at GoDaddy.com” and viewers responded almost as fast as an open-wheeled race car crossing the finish line, Parsons said.

Overall, 92 percent of all those surveyed said they thought the Internet-only version was “hilarious, funny, clever,” according to GoDaddy officials. 

To see Danica's Go Daddy commercials, including this year's Super Bowl ad and Danica's blog, go to www.GoDaddy.com/Danica.
  • Danica put to rest a lot of peoples doubts about her. She raced well and hard. She is definitly maturing. And it does not hurt that her driving talent is accompanied by a very hot body. She is truly a marketers dream.
  • That's awesome. Does Godady do sites besides pornsites? Like, could IBJ go thru them to register?

    Anyway, its good to see Danicle's careeer taking off as her racing career never seemed to.

    The IRL: more than just racing. kind of.
  • Dahooey it is rather funny. So how is Godaddy involved in porn? The smart critic knows when to give credit when credit is due. I guess that leaves you out of the smart critic part. If you watched yesterdays race and you do not feel Danicas very young racing career is not taking off, then you have really shown you are a true TG/IRL hater and by no means a race fan.
  • This Danica-GoDaddy commercial is awesome!!!
  • Danica has wonned 1 race is 8 years.


    young career? lmfao
  • She has also wonned $4,573,230 in IndyCar plus millions more in endorsements. How much have you wonned, Dahooey?
  • endoresements: Not winning.

    please list all of the things Danicle has won. show your work.
  • Dahooey are you still upset that Danica has proven you wrong? Get over it, she is a driver and is maturing. The race experts know that, the fans know that, the other teams know that. Poor old Dahooey just can't admit it.
  • Da Hooey lost all credibility to comment on anything about racing when he said that ride buyers weren't around until 1996.
  • Name the races Danicla has won. Japan 08.

    Any others? :lol:

    The IRL: 1 race win makes you a star.
  • Da Hooey,

    Danica has been in the series for 5 years, not 8. In a post several months ago, I cited several, former IndyCar drivers that drove for a number of years before getting a win and went on to be legends. Do I have to look it up for you again?

    She ain't done yet.
  • Long time reader - first time writer:

    I for one was pleased to see her conducting an interview - instead of being spread eagle on a beach or grabbing her ankles. Hold strong DaHooey I have your back - Danicle is anything but a young racing talent and the numbers back it up.

    In a league that week in and week out fields maybe six cars that have a real shot at winning how has our flesh in the pan faired ?

    Well 2005 her average finish - 12th and 2006 - 8th then 2007 8th and 2008 10th. Dont let actual stats stand in the way of your arguments - fans of the IRL ( Irrelevant Racing League )

    Let Danicle endorse beer or car parts but dont encourage the continued misuse of a team that has a real shot of winning if a real driver was behind the wheel.
  • She is a star driver in the same light that Rahal and Andretti are, but she obviously gets much more attention for being a woman in a male dominated sport. That's her relevance. People like to see the girls beat the boys, because they aren't supposed to. Why do you think Rachel Alexandra got so much attention this year?
  • Lets see, 4th last year after being the first woman to lead the race, 3rd this year. Yeah, your right she has no talent. Come on guys face facts. Danica is a racer, no matter the series and you guys cannot handle it.
  • Just for the record, I'm not saying anything about her talent.

    She finished 3rd without any on-track problems, running approximately the same lap times (118 - 119) as the winner and second place for approximately the last 15 laps. Pretty good day.
  • Danica has been racing Open Wheel in north America for 8 years. Yes, Atlantics count.

    Again - bedies her win @ Japanica (when the real talent was at LB), when did she win in EITHER series....

    Danicle: there becuase of her sassiness. :lol:

  • Hooey,

    All of these drivers have had either 1, 2, or 3 victories in their driving career:

    Peter Revson
    Swede Savage
    John Andretti
    Bobby Marshman
    George Snider
    Robby Gordon
    Art Pollard
    Roberto Guerrero
    Scott Pruett
    Christian Fittipaldi
    Paul Russo

    Are they all talentless as you say Danica is?
  • Mostly, yes. Although Pruett & Gordon have wonned alot of other races outside the IRL/CART. John Andretti is a no talent hack, Savage is dead, and Chrissy Fitty is a wanker riding on his last name (much like little versions of Rahole and Andretti) but hey, those names might help sell tickets to the old timers and place fans. Guerrero is unlucky and Snider is a Billy. Those are my opinions, and that's what matters.

    If Danicle sells tickets to the place fans and old horndogs, that is fine. but unlike other series, Tony's League needs all the help it can get. Frnakly, the spec racing sucks, and there's alot of talent out there that knows what a POS those cars are. Get the manufacturers back in it, dump that chassis (these cars don't fly) and open up the competition. Oh, and dump Tony while you are at it.

    THEN you might have a chance to get OW back on track...
  • I've heard you guys go on and on about the crapwagons as you call them. Granted, they aren't the best looking cars, by long shot, but are they really that ugly? I do give Dallara credit for one thing, they have kept the drivers safe. In earlier years, Vitor and TK would likely have died from their accidents yesterday/
  • I do not understand why you say that the racing sucks. Do you prefer two or three cars on the lead lap?

    And as the cars being POS, sure the Lolas and Reynards of '95 were superior technically. They can go 250. Do you not agree that 250 is too fast?

    I guess I just don't remember the racing in the past being so great. The only CART era 500 I remember with multiple cars on the lead lap was '92 with all the yellows. The rest were blow-outs.
  • DaHooey,

    You can go to IndyCar.com and see listed just how much Patrick has wonned. It's not hard, try it.
  • If I heard correctly there were a record 21 cars on the lead lap this year. If that is not competitive, then what is? NASCAR and F1 have changed rules to try to be as competitive as IRL. I think Dahooey loses credibility by saying spec racing sucks. For that matter, most racing series including F1 are finding ways to reduce costs because of sponsor cuts.

    On a side note, just saw the Vs. special on Mears, Foyt and Unser. Very cool, very well done.
  • Don B:

    talking about won, as in trophies. a good driver wins races, gets trophies, etc.

    not talking about money. a good whore can make alot of money, and doesn;t have to actually win anything. not saying danicle's a whore by any means. i am SURE she is a good christian girl.

    look it up, as you say. :lol:

    The IRL: winning money counts .
  • indyman: spec racing can be ok, but not when EVERY CAR SUCKS. :lol:

    The IRL: the WRONG spec. :lol:
  • Actually it is look it up as you said. You get full credit for that statement. Might want to be careful, comparisons like that may get you labeled a sexist. Sounds a little like you have something against female drivers.

    Really, every car sucks? Why, because they hit over 200 on every oval, something no other race series can do? Because they bring about the closest racing around? I have never seen a group of people who hate cars so much. Crapwagons? Really. wow, amazing stuff.

    So you do say spec racing can be good. That is a change for you. So which spec racing is ok, and what makes a spec race bad?

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