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Danica Patrick takes historic pole position for Daytona 500

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Doomsday101, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Keifer

    Keifer Active Member

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    As long as Go Daddy keeps writing the big checks she will have a top ride no matter what her results are.

    I don't think her talent level is anywhere near the hype she gets but the girl does have skills. In racing today its not good enough to just be talented, if your not just an absolute phenom you have to have something that's going to get you noticed and being hot, fast and fiery has let her write her ticket.

    I think a lot of the venom she gets is from commentators making excuses for her and trying to make her into something she isn't and that really isn't her fault.
  2. Risen Star

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    Right. She's got some talent but she also has opportunity well over and above that talent simply because she's female. Sam Hornish was force fed into Cup, failed and was immediately out of the series. Danica can probably get away with being non competitive for years since her sponsorship won't leave her.

    She's embarrassing herself right now. Darrell Waltrip was commenting during final practice yesterday that he thinks they needed to get another driver in the car for that practice just to get an idea of what the car is doing and adjust from there. She's lost. Doesn't know what to tell her crew chief.

    The only way you'll ever get competitive female drivers in the Cup series is by doing what the males have done. Develop at a young age in lower levels of stock car racing and earn the promotion to the next series through merit and on track performance.

    I think she qualified like 40th this week again. She'll ride around in the back off the pace looking to avoid wrecks like she did last week. This is where she really stands in that series, not the completely irrelevant pole position she won at Daytona.
  3. Risen Star

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    I guess I just don't see why females can't compete with males in auto racing. I don't see the physical side of it that is so important that it completely disqualifies a female. It's not a ball sport. They don't have to tackle or check anybody. They don't have to run, swing a bat or dribble.

    Are the best drivers in the world all male? Yes. But I think that has to do with opportunity. Women weren't brought up believing they could have a career in auto racing, so very few begin at a young age. I think as you see more women like Danica involved in the sport you'll see more girls involved at a young age and that will eventually lead to more legitimate female drivers in the top series.

    I could be wrong. I just have a hard time understanding why a female can't drive competitively with a male as long as she has the same background and experience her male counterpart has.

    There are no black drivers in the Cup series. Am I supposed to believe that's because they just can't drive like a white guy? Or is it maybe the interest wasn't there and they weren't involved with racing as kids?
  4. jcollins28

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    She has always been out to lunch when it comes to car setup and telling her engineer or crew chief on what the car is doing.
  5. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I listened to her radio during most of last season's Nationwide schedule. I was embarrassed for her.
  6. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    You can't call that race boring.
  7. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Well hell, a race broke out at the end and Tony Stewart needs his kicked. Yeah Nascasr
  8. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Stewart got blocked on the restart and wants to cry.
  9. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Gotta love Stewart speaking his mind even though he would have done the same thing. Lol. Of course NASCAR will fine him for it, can't have any emotion.
  10. Risen Star

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    Danica report - qualified 40th, finished 26th, 1 lap down. 29th in points.

    Stewart - qualified 8th, finished 22nd. 22nd in points.

    Newman - qualified 20th, finished 10th. 20th in points.
  11. WPBCowboysFan

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    Great end, but not so good to see the little ugly brother win.

    Nascar really needs more races like this. Good stuff. Something to get fans to tune in with anticipation and see what happens next week.

    Logano needs to win some races or he might be one of these guys that will be out of a ride in a couple of years. He's trying to be a tough guy racer, but not so sure he has IT. Maybe he does. He may be growing a pair finally. If he doesnt win, he'll be gone.
  12. Yeagermeister

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    When he's done the same thing countless times
  13. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    gotta love the way he took just long enough approaching Lagano that he could get a shove in knowing it would then be broken up. Come on Tony, run up there and jump on the guy if your serious.
  14. WPBCowboysFan

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    These guys arent serious about getting in a really good shot. Remember years ago when Tony and Jeffie were going at it at one of the road track courses? Some verbage mostly and a lil chest puffing but nothing real.

    This is why its better when they throw a helmet at another car or something like that. Or take a guy out on the track.
  15. Risen Star

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    I think Stewart was in the wrong but I highly doubt he was worried about getting into a physical fight with Joey Logano.
  16. WPBCowboysFan

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    True, but none of these guys look like fighters.

    Remember when Kyle Petty ran across the hood and acted like he wanted to pound on Bobby Hillin? Bobby Hillin was like a Gold Glove Champ at one time and would have pummeled Kyle.
  17. jimmy40

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    it was the classic wait till someone can break it up before you do something fight. He sure talked a lot in the interview afterwards about what he's gonna do to Lagano. and Martinsville is next? We'll see.
  18. WPBCowboysFan

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  19. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    Agreed - what does Joey weigh like 135 pounds? lol.
  20. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Personally I am not a fan of Martinsville. I like Bristol a lot more, but today's race was just alright.

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