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Old 02-11-2010, 02:34 PM   #1
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Daytona 500 & Danica Patrick

Man I hope Danica Patrick wins the Daytona 500 this Sunday, would that be awesome or what! I would love to see all the hotshot men crying about being beat by a hottie like Danica... Can't wait
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Except she isn't racing in it! Maybe the Nationwide race on Saturday. She will attempt to qualify for that one. She may have a guaranteed spot, I don't know.
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:38 PM   #3
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Except she isn't racing in it! Maybe the Nationwide race on Saturday. She will attempt to qualify for that one. She may have a guaranteed spot, I don't know.

I thought she qualified already???
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What he said. She'll be in the nationwide race but not the 500. She did great in her first stock car race so I think she stands a good chance.
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Nope. Danica is racing the ARCA series. She's good but it will be a little bit before she's dominating NASCAR, if ever. It's a totally different beast than Indy or Formula. (I'm not starting a debate. They are just different)
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What he said. She'll be in the nationwide race but not the 500. She did great in her first stock car race so I think she stands a good chance.

OK, Just looked that info up and you guys are right of course, my bad. For some reason I thought she would be in the 500. I guess I can just sit back and dream now.
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Shoot she only has what, ONE Win in IndyCars. She is average as a driver at best, it's just that she's such a hottie that gets the attention.
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(Getting ready to duck n run)

Personally, I can't stand Danica. And looks? I don't see it.

I believe she'll have success similar to her Indy career...a "midpack" driver.

Her ARCA debut was impressive, but consider that she's in equipment better than 85% of the field. Also, tracks such as Daytona and Talladega are tracks where its more about the cars performance versus the driver. Put her at a track like Darlington and see how she does.

I don't see her winning in NASCAR.
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Shoot she only has what, ONE Win in IndyCars. She is average as a driver at best, it's just that she's such a hottie that gets the attention.
That's right... She is hot and I like it that she's out there racing. More guts than most men I know...
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That's right... She is hot and I like it that she's out there racing. More guts than most men I know...
Umm she didn't get anywhere in Indy because she played it to safe, she was afraid to lock wheels going for it.

Though in Nascar she can get over the fear of wrecking and hone those skills.

Until then she will always be a token driver in my book that only got their from her looks.

As you know there are other women drivers just as good on the track or better, but aren't eye candy. So they get passed over.
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Though I have hopped her husband would slip one past to goal, so we can just end it all.
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(Getting ready to duck n run)

Personally, I can't stand Danica. And looks? I don't see it.

I believe she'll have success similar to her Indy career...a "midpack" driver.

Her ARCA debut was impressive, but consider that she's in equipment better than 85% of the field. Also, tracks such as Daytona and Talladega are tracks where its more about the cars performance versus the driver. Put her at a track like Darlington and see how she does.

I don't see her winning in NASCAR.
Moose, you don't need to duck and run my friend, but come on now, you don't think she is hot! What's your version of hot?

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Moose, you don't need to duck and run my friend, but come on now, you don't think she is hot!
Bow legged, flat as a board, and a dump your load here tatto on her lower back of the US/French flag just screams HOT COUGHSKANKCOUGH


Anyone looks good all done up for movie magic air brush pics.


Get a pic of her at 7am taking out the trash in her bath robe.
Thats when you know if someone is hot for real.
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Well, I have a definition, and that last picture did even less to promote Danica being "hot" in my book.

But, let's keep it on topic and about her career.
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OK! OK! Let's refocus people.

Please refrain from any questionable language and get back on topic.
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My problem with Danica, and yes I am a woman, is her little hissy fits after a race if things don't go her way. It is OK to be upset with somebody if they have done you wrong, but she can't go over to a male driver and start pushing or shoving him around, and I've seen her do that more than once. There is NO WAY a male driver could ever push or shove her back without being crucified in the media. Grow up girlfriend!
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My problem with Danica, and yes I am a woman, is her little hissy fits after a race if things don't go her way. It is OK to be upset with somebody if they have done you wrong, but she can't go over to a male driver and start pushing or shoving him around, and I've seen her do that more than once. There is NO WAY a male driver could ever push or shove her back without being crucified in the media. Grow up girlfriend!
The icing on the cake is when she cries during a racing outbust like that....
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(Getting ready to duck n run)

Personally, I can't stand Danica. And looks? I don't see it.

I believe she'll have success similar to her Indy career...a "midpack" driver.

Her ARCA debut was impressive, but consider that she's in equipment better than 85% of the field. Also, tracks such as Daytona and Talladega are tracks where its more about the cars performance versus the driver. Put her at a track like Darlington and see how she does.

I don't see her winning in NASCAR.
I have to agree she isn't all that.
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My problem with Danica, and yes I am a woman, is her little hissy fits after a race if things don't go her way. It is OK to be upset with somebody if they have done you wrong, but she can't go over to a male driver and start pushing or shoving him around, and I've seen her do that more than once. There is NO WAY a male driver could ever push or shove her back without being crucified in the media. Grow up girlfriend!
THAT'S my primary problem with Danica.

Every driver who has got behind the wheel has gotten mad and had outbursts...but I think Danica has a feeling of "entitlement", and I've seen her go after other racers (both male and female) far too often.

It's called "racing" for a reason Danica..."incidents" happen on the track...but most drivers learn that and move on as opposed to having public "hissy fits".

(OK. I'm off my soap box now)
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I don't see her any different than Tony Stewart (another open wheel cross-over) or other drivers who feel entitled to drive as they do until someone uses one of their moves on them - that's racing.

As for Danica - she has one more win in IRL than we'll ever have regardless of how she won it...

I think she'll do well as the Nationwide cars are more forgiving than Indy cars - she can lean on people as seen last Saturday. I was impressed when she held on through the drift in the grass, came out in the high 20's and came back to finish 6th. She still doesn't know how to draft/bump draft though its seat time she's after - anything better than last is a plus.

It will be harder for her to alternate between IRL and Nationwide - no leaning on another Indy Car...
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Anybody know what the odds are in Vegas that she crashes?
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(Getting ready to duck n run)

Personally, I can't stand Danica. And looks? I don't see it.

I believe she'll have success similar to her Indy career...a "midpack" driver.

Her ARCA debut was impressive, but consider that she's in equipment better than 85% of the field. Also, tracks such as Daytona and Talladega are tracks where its more about the cars performance versus the driver. Put her at a track like Darlington and see how she does.

I don't see her winning in NASCAR.



+1

I'm with you Moose...

There were 6 WOMEN in that ARCA race, and a field of 43 drivers, Bobby Gerhardt won his 6th ARCA Daytona Race, and all we heard all day was "Danica, Danica, Danica"....the only benefit in her racing in NASCAR, in the ARCA and Nationwide Series, is that she will bring more media attention and more tv viewership to the sport, if for no other reason, than to see her...which is good for the sport and the casual race fan....tv ratings have been down the last few years, and the attendance at races has been down too...

I actually heard an ad for Bristol tickets during the Gatorade Duels today, and you and I both know that Bristol is usually sold out yrs in advance, with some fans leaving their season tickets to other family members in their wills...

BTW, did anyone see her on CSI NY last night too??!!...
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My problem with Danica, and yes I am a woman, is her little hissy fits after a race if things don't go her way. It is OK to be upset with somebody if they have done you wrong, but she can't go over to a male driver and start pushing or shoving him around, and I've seen her do that more than once. There is NO WAY a male driver could ever push or shove her back without being crucified in the media. Grow up girlfriend!
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Moose. I've been saying that for years. She's not all that. YES she's hot, but not like they try to make it seem. Needs a bit more weight and a BIT more .............. well, you know.

Oh,.......... crap............. what was this about again. lmao

Oh, ya,... right........... her driving in the Daytona 500.

Since she's not,,,,, I'll just look at the pic above just to make sure I'm right.
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Nope. Danica is racing the ARCA series. She's good but it will be a little bit before she's dominating NASCAR, if ever. It's a totally different beast than Indy or Formula. (I'm not starting a debate. They are just different)
What he said. Just ask Montoya...
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