Danica Patrick, the Sarah Palin of NASCAR?

Chris Meyers, the host of 'Inside NASCAR', which premiered on Showtime Wednesday night, said rookie sensation Danica Patrick could become "the Sarah Palin of NASCAR."

The weekly show also included a panel of three others who lead racing discussions - Michael Waltrip, Brad Daugherty and Randy Pemberton.

Last night's premier ran for an hour, profiled Patrick and questioned her about her ambition to become a successful NASCAR racer.

Myers asked the beauty when she thinks she'll be in Sprint Cup racing. Patrick's responded with "This is a 2-year situation now," and "I'm like a kid learning something new".

During his post interview discussion with the panel, Myers said Patrick could very well be "the Sarah Palin of NASCAR.”