Danica Patrick Shares Ben Shapiro’s Take Against “Pathetic” American Leader

Published 01/19/2023, 11:15 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 08: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick visits BuzzFeed’s “AM To DM” to discuss her new podcast “Pretty Intense” on November 08, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Who doesn’t like a good joke? However, there are only a few who have the ability to crack a good one. Just like the conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro. And what’s more important than a good jester? People like Danica Patrick ensure that a good joke reaches many.

Recently, Shapiro posted a hilarious clip from one of the episodes of the Ben Shapiro Show. In the clip, American Vice President and attorney Kamala Harris is heard saying,

“Among the many things, I’m excited about electric school buses. I love electric school buses (all excited). I just love them. For so many reasons. Maybe because I went to school on a school bus. Raise your hand if you went to school on a school bus. Right?”


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Not being able to match Harris’ inexplicable excitement for school buses, Shapiro immediately said, “Oh. like everybody else…raise your hand if you breathe air.” And obviously, this was followed by a series of extremely relatable memes. And a caption asking “Raise your hand if you think she’s pathetic.”


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And as one would agree, this video needed a larger audience. Appreciating Shapiro’s comic timing, former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick reposted the video on her official Instagram account, along with the caption “I can’t. @officialbenshapiro is hilarious.”

But then why do people say Danica Patrick cannot appreciate a joke?

Well, yes. Some people do say that. And honestly, there is a pretty good reason for this particular accusation. Back in 2013, Hollywood actor and comedian Jay Mohr was hosting a NASCAR award show. However, unfortunately for Danica Patrick, Mohr opened the night with a joke directed at her.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 14: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

After asking everyone to clap and welcome the IndyCar driver, Mohr said, “Welcome my love. Danica, I hope you’re not too uncomfortable tonight, I know you’re not used to be this close to the front.”


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Ouch. That must have stung. But does it mean that it was not a good jab?

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Mohr’s joke referred to Patrick’s not-so-good racing performances and the fact that she had been left out of the Top 20 in most of her races. And hence, Patrick did not like Mohr’s ‘witty’ comment even a bit. As a result, she along with her then-boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr maintained a plain, ice-cold look on her face.

And Patrick’s icy stare soon became a topic of debate amongst NASCAR fans on Twitter.



Devyani Sharma

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Devyani Sharma is a NASCAR Author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her postgrad in English Literature, she has worked as a content writer for a while now. With over three years of experience in the field and hundreds of articles published on the web, Devyani has now associated with EssentiallySports to start her journey in the world of sports journalism.

Edited By: Akash Pandhare