Danica Patrick flaunts her athletic figure in a bikini

Danica Patrick shared some bikini photos on social media. (Photo: Instagram/danicapatrick)
Danica Patrick shared some bikini photos on social media. (Photo: Instagram/danicapatrick)

NASCAR star Danica Patrick lives at top speed, but this week, she’s taking a breather with a romantic vacation that’s giving everyone bikini goals.

As evidenced by her beachy Instagram page, the 35-year-old athlete is currently yachting with her boyfriend of five years, driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and a group of friends. Their location is unknown; however, according to USA Today, fellow driver Kyle Larson, who is on the trip, said recently that Tulum, Mexico, was in his future plans.

Happy Sunday. ☀️

A post shared by Danica Patrick (@danicapatrick) on Aug 27, 2017 at 3:05pm PDT

In a series of enviable snapshots, Patrick shows off her flat stomach onboard the boat, does yoga and handstands with a female friend, kisses her beau with cocktails in hand, and executes a group jump on a sandy beach against the backdrop of a sunset.

Patrick has been working hard on the final edits of her book Pretty Intense, about her 90-day nutrition and exercise program, to be published in December. And the former model is clearly a walking example of what’s possible — a photo of her toned abs earned more than 27,000 Instagram likes.

…the days are winding down, and the tan is getting stronger!☀️

A post shared by Danica Patrick (@danicapatrick) on Aug 28, 2017 at 10:49am PDT

Patrick’s social media game is clearly strong, and according to Stenhouse, so is her competitive spirit. “She only posts the ones she beats me on,” he said, according to USA Today. “She doesn’t post the ones when I beat her,” adding that Patrick is a good influence on him, especially when it comes to healthy eating, save for the occasional Krispy Kreme run.

Most impressive is Patrick’s motivation to stay fit, even while on vacation. Her typical routine involves midday workouts such as interval running, burpees, jump squats, or lunges. She’s also serious about yoga, a practice she told Sports Illustrated is “addicting.”

I mean, is this real life?!

A post shared by Danica Patrick (@danicapatrick) on Aug 24, 2017 at 5:22pm PDT

That includes handstands, which are her favorite pose. According to USA Today, she vows to pull off a special handstand if she ever wins the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, an event that runs from February to November. Her fantasy finish? “I’m going to do a handstand on top of the car. Bam!”

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