Danica on Pole

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  1. Minidave

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    And no, not a stripper pole! :wink:

    Guess they're gonna hafta take this down!

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    She's on pole for today's Nationwide race at Daytona Speed weeks, and after the crash she had yesterday, all I can say is wow - that's pretty impressive! You go, girl!

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    I've been following her since she drove Atlantics, and I've been impressed with her all along. She actually has quite a few records, she's the only woman to win an Indy car race (Japan), she holds the record for the most consecutive finsihes in Indycar - 50 vs the next closest guy at 32. She's lead the race at Indy, and finished 4th, she's won a Nascar race (Las Vegas last year) the only woman to have done so, and so on - yet she's still dogged by most so called Nascar fans. Never understood that.......but then they gave Montoya a hard time till he won his first race too.
     
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    OOOPS, she has a lot to learn and prove yet.... But she does have talent.
     
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    Danica has a lot of talent. I was sad to see her leave Indy cars, but I feel that this is a good career move for her. We will see if she can make it in this arena. I'm betting she will given time. Starting with a pole at Daytona is nothing to sneeze at.

    Go Danica!!! :Thumbsup:
     
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    Well she just hit the wall, but I still like her.
     
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    Not watching the race. Someone fill me in when it is over. I may watch the 500 if I find nothing better to do. Not really a NASCARP fan. I only watch the 2 road races.
     
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    I had the pleasure of meeting her and her mother once. She was very nice and seemed down to earth. I hope she does well.
     
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    If she embraces the contact she will, if she doesn't she will languish in the mid pack rats as the great Montoya has.....:lol::lol:

    It ain't as easy as people think.:crazy:
     
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    Like Tiger Woods, God how I love to see her stumble.
     
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    :cornut: I would love to see her win and win BIG! Just Me. :Thumbsup:

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    She needs to go beat the hell out of that ding bat that took her out... Just walk up to him and clock him. And then she should whisper in his ear while he is laying there trying to figure out what got him "Next time you hit me, I kick you in the balls you dumb redneck..." They would think twice about their stupid redneck games if she did that. :D
     
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    :cornut: That's Great Johngo!!!!!!!!!!! But you don't have to hold back and candy coat it like that, tell us what you really feel.:devil::ihih::lol::lol::lol::lol:

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    ^^ That was just racing. They all bumped each other, all day, as they always do. If she kicks any balls, it'll be those of her team-mate.....
     
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    #13 Crashton, Feb 26, 2012
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    Just bump drafting....

    I agree that was just racing NASCARP style. She is a good driver, but has so much to learn. Given enough time I feel she will. Heck 1st pole already, she showed she can wheel a taxi around a track. Learning how to survive in the pack is next.
     
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    What bothers some folks is how the press treats her like some expert, the first part of the Bud shootout they kept going to her and asking questions. She had never turned a sprint cup wheel in anger at Daytona. There is a lot of drivers who have won in other series, drivers that have been busting their balls to make it and the press hardly gives them the time of day....

    I like Danica, she is hot and talented, but she has to prove herself on the track before many including me will give her the due.

    I wish her success, she is good for the sport!!
     
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    She does have ALOT to learn. No doubt. She will get better, how much better is the question. Like alot of other drivers she has wrecked in 11 of 25 races so far. ( Nationwide Series ) Sure some weren't her fault but still goes in the DNF file and or wrecked... Atleast she is with 2 good teams in Nationwide and Cup so having good equipment is not an issue, that can't be an excuse down the road.. I think there is more pressure on a few of the guys then there is on her. Can you imagine how Dale Jr, Joey logano, and others will look/feel if she does better then them in equal cars!!!
     
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    but she has to prove herself on the track before many including me will give her the due


    Really?

    Did you not read my first post?

    allow me to re-iterate....

    I've been following her since she drove Atlantics, and I've been impressed with her all along. She actually has quite a few records, she's the only woman to win an Indy car race (Japan), she holds the record for the most consecutive finsihes in Indycar - 50 vs the next closest guy at 32. She's lead the race at Indy, and finished 4th, she's won a Nascar race (Las Vegas last year) the only woman to have done so, and so on - yet she's still dogged by most so called Nascar fans. Never understood that.......but then they gave Montoya a hard time till he won his first race too.
     
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    Yea I read it.... she still has to prove herself in NASCAR and I hope she does... Whilst she backed into one win in Indy car, considering the quality of sponsorship and teams she has driven for there.....her record there isn't bad but hardly earns her a spot in the hall of fame either..
     
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    Well, at least she didn't take out the jet truck and set the track on fire... :D
     
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    Dang F1 drivers.....LMAO
     
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    That will be replayed for years to come!!! :D
    Funny thing is if you asked who I thought could actually do something like that he is the one!!! I know it wasn't 100% his fault but only he could pull that off...
     

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