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Get your motor running with these bonus photos of IndyCar driver Danica Patrick from her guest-starring role on CSI: NY (Wednesdays at 10/9c on CBS).
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The CSIs first meet Patrick's character during a photo shoot.
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Although Patrick does not play herself, she does plays a successful female race car driver who becomes involved in a case when a fellow driver's car is blown up.
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"[Patrick's character] becomes a source of information," CSI: NY executive producer Pam Veasey tells TVGuide.com. She works closely with Mac (Gary Sinise) to help him solve the crime.
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The episode also reveals that Mac has a little-known love of racing. He even made a Soap Box Derby car when he was a kid.
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The explosion happens during an exhibition to promote bringing a race to New York City. Flack (Eddie Cahill) and the entire team are devoted to cracking the case.
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Before it's all said and done, Mac and Stella (Melina Kanakaredes, not pictured) get to take the racecars for a spin. "Our actors got to peel against some pavement and burn some rubber," Veasey says.