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.”