Danica Patrick made history Sunday, becoming the first marginally attractive woman to finish eighth at the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s biggest race.

“Anytime a woman competes on this big of a racing stage it’s bound to make headlines,” said NASCAR on ESPN analyst Tim Brewer. “But when it’s someone as remotely attractive of Danica … va-va-va-voom!”

Patrick first burst on the national scene in 2005, when her racing talents helped her qualify for the Indy 500 and her looks helped her capture hearts of men with medium standards. Since then she’s been an unavoidable presence in racing and marketing, starring in races and cheesy bikini-clad GoDaddy.com ads nonstop.

In recent years she’s shifted her focus to NASCAR, where her moderate looks play well with drunken Southerners.

“I reckon Danica’s hotter than anything I can stumble across in my trailer park,” said Florida resident Billy Ray Horton, III.” “I don’t care if she’s trying to knock down gender barriers in a male-dominated sport. As long as she’s rocking that fine booty, she’s all right in my book.”