Danica: South Park send-up a compliment

Danica Patrick took her appearance on a recent episode of South Park right in stride, choosing to see it as a compliment.

While the part-time NASCAR Nationwide Series driver has yet to see the full episode, she says she did see a clip and has spoken with her JR Motorsports team about it. Their reaction? It was quite funny.

“I still haven’t seen the full version of it … I think any time somebody takes the time to make fun of you is a compliment, so I was talking about it with (crew chief) Tony (Eury) Jr. on the truck and some other guys and everybody found it hilarious so I don’t think anybody takes offense to that,” she said Friday at Auto Club Speedway. “I think we all made history being on South Park. It’s pretty cool.”

Patrick, who was run over by Cartman in the South Park episode, joked that she will also be in a Simpsons episode this year and got a mention in an episode of Hannah Montana, “so it’s a pretty big year for me.”