Danica Patrick said shes concerned about IndyCars Sept. 17 race at Japans Twin Ring Motegi, citing high radiation levels in food and frequent earthquakes as reasons shes hesitant about travel.
Patrick responded Heck yeah on Friday when asked by a reporter whether she was worried about making the Japan trip.
The radiation seems like its OK, (but) Im concerned about the food, to be honest, she said at Richmond International Raceway, where she was preparing for Friday nights NASCAR Nationwide Series race. They say, Dont eat beef, which probably means dont eat vegetables and fruit. I read something about nine times the radiation in mushrooms.
And theres earthquakes. Like every week. And it seems like every other week, theres a pretty big one. Theres been a couple 6.5s in the last month or two.
Patrick said she and her husband, Paul Hospenthal, will pack as much food as possible for the trip and bring their own water.
I feel like the league should be responsible for all that, but Im not going to rely on them, she said.
In general, the Japan trip is puzzling to Patrick. IndyCar has already decided to race on the road course instead of the oval since its not trustworthy after the earthquake and officials have already announced the series will not return in 2012.
She cited those reasons as evidence in questioning the Japan event.
It just seems like a lot of forced things to make it happen, she said. But Im just a driver and I show up where I have to show up.
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