Danica Patrick on Paul Walker’s Death: ‘It Feels a Little Bit Too Close to Home’
“Extra” spoke to NASCAR star Danica Patrick on Friday at the Can-Am Spyder demo, asking the racer about Paul Walker’s tragic death in a fiery car crash.
Patrick said, “It’s just shocking, really sad. It almost feels a little bit close to home because he was part owner of a race team, and he was with a driver. Obviously, all those ‘Fast and Furious’ movies were about racing and driving fast."
Walker was once asked about the idea of Patrick making a cameo in the “Fast and Furious” films, and he said, “I wouldn't want to be upstaged by her… I’m just being honest, right?”
A moved Patrick responded, “I live in that world, guys trying to beat me. I’m flattered that he thought I was going to beat him.”
Danica was at the Can-Am Spyder event to celebrate the “Three Weeks, Three Wheels” tour of the recreational vehicle.