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You know, there are times when it's obvious that we're not covering enough auto racing around these parts.

In an interview with 104.5 The Zone in Nashville, fellow IRL driver Ed Carpenter talked about whether or not Patrick could make it in potential move to Nascar.

I think Danica's pretty aggressive in our cars. I mean, you know especially if you catch her at the right time of the month, she might be trading plenty of paint out there.

By the way, "trading paint" is a racing term for bumping another car for your own advantage. Alarmed, we looked that up.

Patrick, who somehow garnered an invite to the ESPYs while Carpenter did not, said from the awards program that she wasn't offended, saying Carpenter was a "nice guy."

She then paused and looked directly into the camera. "But you better watch your step, Carpenter. Do you realize that I can bleed for a week and not die! You think about that, Carpenter ... you think real hard."

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