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Danica Patrick takes historic pole position for Daytona 500

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

  1. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Do what, ride around and hope to finish rather than go for the win?

    We've had ONE race. Lets see how the season goes before we declare her the next 5-Time.
  2. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    No, you hear it like that. That's not what is being said. She was a draw and because of that, Cart/Indy did not really want to see here leave. That series is desperate for coverage and as such, they would have liked to have seen Patrick stay but she decided she wanted to move on. It is what it is.

    I'm just saying, she has talent and if she can hang in there, she's going to do well.
  3. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Only you are doing that in this thread.


    I don't know why you are so caught up on Patrick but that's fine. It is the first race and there is a lot more racing to go. She is going to have good days and bad days and she will continue to learn. It is what it is.
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    No one is trying to declare her the next 5 time some of us our giving her credit for going out and performing well.

    I have no idea how she will do on the season, there are a lot of good drivers and teams out there all shooting for a spot to go for the cup.

    I don't think anyone with reasonable expectation thinks she will be sitting at the top of the cup standings, for her right now finishing races and getting some good finishes under her belt is a reasonable expectations.

    I don't get this Ricky Bobby attitude of "If you ain't first, you're last!" Rookie drivers in NASCAR are just trying to get out there and learn and become better drivers so that they can have a chance in the future.
  5. Diogenes

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    Sometimes when Dale Earnhardt's crew chief would suggest a 2 tire stop, Dale would tell him he wasn't leaving his pit stall until he got 4 new tires.

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  6. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    That happens when you are a 7 time Winston Cup Champion.
  7. Questfor6

    Questfor6 Well-Known Member

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    Taking no tires had nothing to do with why she didn't win the race. The reason she didn't win the race was because her and Biffle were to afraid to move down in front of Junior when he made his run down the back. I applaud her effort this weekend because she shocked me but I'm still not a believer. She's gonna struggle mightily over the next 2 or 3 months because she has very little to no track time at any of the upcoming tracks in a Sprint Cup car.
  8. StanleySpadowski

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    Many, many years ago I was a big NASCAR fan. Now I can barely stand it. The Great American Parade was embarrassing boring. It was like F1. No one passing except in the pits or when someone breaks down. They've chased away old school fans by pulling races from the Rockinghams of the world for the cookie cutters, moving the Southern... I wonder how many of the people who tuned in to watch their latest overhyped driver are going to become regulars after watching that snoozefest.
  9. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Your wrong. She couldn't stay with the lead draft in the Corners for the last 50 laps. In the straights, she had enough car to catch back up to the draft. Those are not my words. Those are the words of a person who actually drove cars for a living. Now, everybody is entitled to their own opinions but I will say here and now that every time she tried to move up, she got left behind.

    You can believe or not, doesn't really matter. At the end of the day, the only one that has to believe is her in herself.
  10. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    I think the fact that a girl dares to challenge the boys really sticks in his craw
  11. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    You are correct.

    And the sport has never recovered from the loss of Dale Earnhardt either.

    Most of the new tracks suck. The racing really lacks good side by side, lead changing action.

    There is a reason why there are a lot of empty seats at tracks now. The economy has been a factor, but also the cost for attending races just isnt worth it for the product.

    I had 2 seats for speedweeks in the best seating area and the cost was $1300 for 2 seats for 4 days of racing. Add in parking for the 4 days - $30-$50 a day, food, fuel, lodging, etc and it just isnt worth it for the kind of racing now.

    I had 4 seats, best seating area at $250 each for the July Daytona races and let those go as well. My brother-n-law had the 4 seats next to us. We had 8 seats together. We would take the families. All the same expenses.

    Its still fun to go, but its not the same as it used to be when the racing was better - and it costs more. Just a bad combo.

    NASCAR is trying to appeal to the masses and be a bee bop top 40 kinda sport. In the long term they have hurt themselves and will continue to do so unless some changes are made. #1 change is to improve the quality of racing.
  12. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    As usual you have no clue. And as usual your posts indicate that you are living in your own fantasy world devoid of any reality.

    Congrats, you are poster #2 to make my ignore list.
  13. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    but how do they improve the quality of racing?
  14. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Danica not so good qualifying at Pheonix, hopefully she doesn't wreck any good drivers Sunday.
  15. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    In all seriousness, that is a good question.

    All these new cookie cutter tracks appear to be some of the problem I would think. The cars are too spread out so it tends to be like an Indy Car race.

    What made NASCAR so good was the side by side racing lap after lap. Much of that is gone.
  16. WPBCowboysFan

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    Are you saying that starting 40th amongst the boys isnt very impressive?

    Somehow, in some amazing fashion her teammates (boys) both qualified in the top 10.

    Maybe Super Danica just didnt have a good car for this race. Must be the shop's fault. Or the team's fault. Maybe the dessert head winds were blowing against her when she ran her time.
  17. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    :bow:

    Correctamundo.
  18. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking it kind of sucks.
  19. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Ha Ha,

    Well, Super Danica was having a spectacular day, driving an amazing race until that right front blew . . . . . . . . :lmao2: :lmao2: :lmao2:
  20. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    She's so small whenever I see her walking with her helmet on I can't help but think of this
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