When asked in an interview by Dan Patrick in this month's issue of SI whether she'd be willing to use performance-enhancing drugs or cheat, IndyCar's Danica Patrick said "it's not cheating" if you're not caught. Ballsy. We love it.

What's not ballsy is her now backing away from those comments. We're more inclined to believe what she said first as opposed to what she's saying now. Here was her initial comments to Dan Patrick:

Dan: "If you could take a performance-enhancing drug and not get caught, would you do it if it allowed you to win Indy?

Danica: Well, then it's not cheating, is it? If nobody finds out?

Dan: So you would do it?

Danica: Yeah, it would be like finding a gray area. In motorsports we work in the gray areas a lot. You're trying to find where the holes are in the rule book."

(Hat tip to John!) [via SI.com]

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