She's one of the most popular athletes in all of sports. In fact she's one of the few who can go by just a first name. Tonight Indy Star Danica Patrick came back home to the Rock River Valley to once again be a part of Danica day with the Rockford Riverhawks. Riverhawk players posed with Danica for some polaroids, some even got caught trying to lick her feet. Danica's ceremonial first pitch...Not quite in the strike zone...But well let her off the hook she's been pretty busy this offseason. Danica tells the Sports Ticket whats it like to be be a part of an event like this.
"PATRICK: It's just nice to give back a little bit and do something for the hometown, and I get to watch a little bit of baseball too. It means a lot to be able to come back and have everybody here and if I can do something good at the same time, all the more worthwile."
Danica's next IRL Race is Sunday out at the Milwaukee Mile...For the A.J. Foyt 225.