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Danica Patrick next to join NASCAR? (Say it isn't so)
http://www.tsn.ca/auto_racing/news_story.asp?id=171030 | 7/10/06 | AP

Posted on 07/11/2006 7:22:14 AM PDT by icecold

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - NASCAR could be getting a makeover next season.

With Juan Pablo Montoya, a Colombian, bringing an international flavour to American stock car racing, the circuit is now apparently considering another major move - bringing America's top female driver, Danica Patrick, to the series.


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1 posted on 07/11/2006 7:22:16 AM PDT by icecold
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To: icecold
(Say it isn't so)

Why?

2 posted on 07/11/2006 7:23:34 AM PDT by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: icecold; steveegg

Brian France continuing to ruin Nascar Tradition


3 posted on 07/11/2006 7:23:49 AM PDT by icecold
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To: icecold

Danica Patrick would give new meaning to the "bump" maneuver!


4 posted on 07/11/2006 7:24:14 AM PDT by TommyDale (Stop the Nifongery!)
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To: newgeezer

my opinion is she's a marketing gimmick who's never won a race. kinda like anna kournikova in tennis


5 posted on 07/11/2006 7:25:01 AM PDT by icecold
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To: icecold

I'm fed up with open wheel racing shooting itself in the foots. Get back together and try to make some sense of it before they ALL go Nascar (ugh!).


6 posted on 07/11/2006 7:25:18 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (No.... wire .... hangers!)
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To: icecold
We were licking our lips that Montoya was on his way to F1 but he never made the impact that was hoped for. I trust he enjoys returning to NASCAR and find success again.

Saw NASCAR at Rockingham UK 4 years ago. Superb!!
7 posted on 07/11/2006 7:25:37 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: vimto

i hear montoya's got a major attitude problem and does not get along with teammates


8 posted on 07/11/2006 7:26:27 AM PDT by icecold
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To: icecold

Maybe now she'll win an actual race, instead of just being eye candy?


9 posted on 07/11/2006 7:26:44 AM PDT by Constitution Day (HeadOn.ApplyDirectlyToTheForehead.HeadOn.ApplyDirectlyToTheForehead.HeadOn.ApplyDirectlyToTheForehea)
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To: Constitution Day

haha.. doubt it


10 posted on 07/11/2006 7:27:10 AM PDT by icecold
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To: icecold

I hope she does. Open wheel drivers have done quite well in NASCAR


11 posted on 07/11/2006 7:27:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I'm trying to think but nothing happens)
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To: icecold

Out of open wheel racing, she's ranked at least in the top 15#. Hardly a gimmick.


12 posted on 07/11/2006 7:27:52 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Constitution Day
"Maybe now she'll win an actual race, instead of just being eye candy?"

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13 posted on 07/11/2006 7:28:29 AM PDT by TommyDale (Stop the Nifongery!)
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To: KC_Conspirator

out of 20 teams


14 posted on 07/11/2006 7:28:34 AM PDT by icecold
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To: TommyDale

Look at those bumper bullets.


15 posted on 07/11/2006 7:29:30 AM PDT by FearlessFreep (Excuse me. But are those your legs or are you riding a chicken?)
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To: TommyDale

hokey smokes! what's her Mom think about that?


16 posted on 07/11/2006 7:30:56 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (No.... wire .... hangers!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
"What's her Mom think about that?"

I don't know, but she can drive my Porsche any time she wants!

17 posted on 07/11/2006 7:33:24 AM PDT by TommyDale (Stop the Nifongery!)
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To: TommyDale

Yeah, she's hot, but I am more partial to that '57 Chevy.

At least that's what my wife told me to say.


18 posted on 07/11/2006 7:35:02 AM PDT by Constitution Day (HeadOn.ApplyDirectlyToTheForehead.HeadOn.ApplyDirectlyToTheForehead.HeadOn.ApplyDirectlyToTheForehea)
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To: Constitution Day

Yeah, that's a nice "57". And the Chevy is a '57, too!


19 posted on 07/11/2006 7:37:24 AM PDT by TommyDale (Stop the Nifongery!)
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To: TommyDale

God! I hope not!


20 posted on 07/11/2006 7:41:58 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Constitution Day
"Maybe now she'll win an actual race, instead of just being eye candy?"

I bet Jeff Gordon will be jealous!

21 posted on 07/11/2006 7:42:43 AM PDT by TommyDale (Stop the Nifongery!)
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To: TommyDale

F.A.G.

Fans Against Gordon


22 posted on 07/11/2006 7:43:42 AM PDT by FearlessFreep (Excuse me. But are those your legs or are you riding a chicken?)
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To: FearlessFreep

"And that's when I shove Jeff Gordon into the wall!"

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23 posted on 07/11/2006 7:46:51 AM PDT by TommyDale (Stop the Nifongery!)
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To: TommyDale

LMAO!!!

Now that's funny right there, I don't care who you are.


24 posted on 07/11/2006 7:48:45 AM PDT by Constitution Day (HeadOn.ApplyDirectlyToTheForehead.HeadOn.ApplyDirectlyToTheForehead.HeadOn.ApplyDirectlyToTheForehea)
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To: Constitution Day

It's all about marketing. She will generate media coverage for NASCAR - used to be a driver had to win to get attention.


25 posted on 07/11/2006 7:51:18 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: stainlessbanner

Well, I am disgusted with NASCAR. They took away N. Wilkesboro, The Rock. Messing with Darlington. Went to this playoff. Personally, I don't watch it anymore.


26 posted on 07/11/2006 7:53:26 AM PDT by FearlessFreep (Excuse me. But are those your legs or are you riding a chicken?)
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To: icecold
"kinda like anna kournikova in tennis"

No.
Kournikova was more interested in showing her butt than in training or playing serious tennis.
Danica Patrick is a serious, hard working driver.
28 posted on 07/11/2006 7:57:00 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: TommyDale

She can rub my bumper....*

* Note - These photos are not meant to be titillating and are provided to enhance the informational content of this thread. If you are a straight chick or gay and do not appreciate the images please just look at the car.

29 posted on 07/11/2006 7:57:03 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (nac uoy daer sdrow sdrawkcab?)
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To: icecold
>Danica Patrick next to join NASCAR? (Say it isn't so)



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First Danica, then
Michelle Wie, to pave the way
for . . . Carson Kressley!

30 posted on 07/11/2006 7:57:25 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: Jameison

see post #29


31 posted on 07/11/2006 7:59:58 AM PDT by icecold
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To: icecold
If you can build a Nascar approved Nextel Cup car and qualify it, welcome aboard.

Maybe she will give Michael Waltrip some company at the back of the pack.

32 posted on 07/11/2006 8:01:38 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: icecold
i hear montoya's got a major attitude problem and does not get along with teammates

Then he should fit right in :).
33 posted on 07/11/2006 8:01:43 AM PDT by vollmond (Careful with that axe, Eugene!)
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To: icecold

Aaaaahhhhhh.
Maybe I should be watching more of her races.


34 posted on 07/11/2006 8:02:07 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: TexasCajun
"Maybe she will give Michael Waltrip some company at the back of the pack."

You must not have seen her race at Indy. She is more likely to be up front with Tony Steward, Jimmie Johnson and the other good drivers. She is not timid behind the wheel.

35 posted on 07/11/2006 8:03:48 AM PDT by TommyDale (Stop the Nifongery!)
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To: Jameison

Ah, the irony of your post followed immediately by those shots of her being serious.


36 posted on 07/11/2006 8:59:21 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Go home and fix Mexico)
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To: NonValueAdded

Hey, I am as susceptible to eye candy as the next guy.
But yeah, you have a point there.
I am properly ashamed of myself.


37 posted on 07/11/2006 9:03:08 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: FearlessFreep

Well, many of us think the France boy is screwing up NASCAR. I don't watch anymore either.


38 posted on 07/11/2006 9:08:28 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: TommyDale
Danica Patrick would give new meaning to the "bump" maneuver!

"As they come out of turn 4, Junior is closing hard on Patrick's rear end!"

39 posted on 07/11/2006 9:23:56 AM PDT by cowboyway (My heroes have always been Cowboys)
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To: Jameison

No argument there. last night on Inside Nextel Cup they were asking Mikey about his next driver, Brian Vickers threw out her name, and Mikey just smiled. Who knows?


40 posted on 07/11/2006 9:26:33 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Go home and fix Mexico)
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To: icecold
My post from yesterday
41 posted on 07/11/2006 9:51:09 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: TommyDale
Whoever airbrushed her pictures should be fired. One of the worst airbrushing jobs I've ever seen.

They should've airbrushed her some B-sized boobs at least. Poor girl is literally flat as a board.

42 posted on 07/11/2006 10:00:34 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: MotleyGirl70
Poor girl is literally flat as a board
You're spoiled rotten. There is too much waste in this world already, she's got all one man needs anyway.
43 posted on 07/11/2006 10:35:44 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

You got that right! Besides, legs are sexier than breasts anyway and she's got great legs.


44 posted on 07/11/2006 12:32:45 PM PDT by Mazda3Fan
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To: icecold
It's no longer NA$¢AR, it's Hen¢AR
45 posted on 07/11/2006 1:36:47 PM PDT by steveegg (It's time once again to keep this lifeforce running - https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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"i hear montoya's got a major attitude problem and does not get along with teammates"

That's absolutely true. So, between that, Toyota, Nascars not doling out penalties equally and little Miss take off her clothes to get publicity, Nascar will never be the same.

Check this out.....I can't believe I agree with DW.

OK folks. I wasn't going to get my dog in this fight, but because of all of your e-mails, I guess I'll have to give you my opinion on Sunday's race... or lack thereof.

Jeff Gordon bumped Matt Kenseth en route to victory at Chicagoland Speedway. Hear from Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. after the race.

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First of all, I want to make it perfectly clear. I'm not defending either Jeff Gordon or Matt Kenseth. I'm not defending anything. I've been accused of being the master of the obvious, and in this case, here's what's obvious to me.

What happens on the track is obviously between the drivers, and there's my problem. Drivers should not be allowed to take matters into their own hands. Retaliation, grudges and paybacks are all part of sports. Any sport. That's why you have officials. There's not a sanctioning body in the world that would not have action on what happened Sunday or on any Sunday as far as that goes. And that includes NASCAR.

After similar actions this year, NASCAR has shown that it will do something. In a situation just like what happened on Sunday, Carl Edwards bumped my brother Michael going into Turn 3 during last month's Busch race at Daytona, and Edwards was penalized. Good grief, folks! Carl and Michael weren't even racing for the lead. It doesn't matter if you're racing for the win, fifth or 15th, you have to respect the people racing around you.

You don't just run over people because you're faster than they are, or they're in your way. I get so sick of hearing, "Well, it's just one of those racing things. They were just racing hard." Our sports is built on hard racing and competition, but keep it clean and fair.

I love aggressive racing. I want to see guys get up on the wheel. I want to see them do everything they can to win, but I don't want to see one driver run over another driver just for the sake of knocking them out of the way so they can win the race. It's just not fair.

Not only did NASCAR penalize Carl at Daytona, they did the same thing to Clint Bowyer earlier this year at the Phoenix Busch race when he got in the back of Jason Leffler. They sent Bowyer to the back of the field. They did the same thing to Michael in the Busch race at Las Vegas in March.

Folks, I believe most drivers would agree that you've got to respect the leader of any race at any time. He didn't fall out of the sky and get in front; he did something right to get there. It's your job to race him, not wreck him. It's that way for all positions. You don't knock people out of your way just because you're faster than they are. That's not the way it works.

46 posted on 07/11/2006 4:47:58 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Chicago 05 ~this win is special. But none more than it gives my fans the opportunity to smile.~ Jr)
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To: MotleyGirl70

Now, now. You just don't like her because she races open wheel!


47 posted on 07/11/2006 5:25:04 PM PDT by TommyDale (Stop the Nifongery!)
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To: steveegg

i might be right there with you next year and not do fantasy racing.. nascar under Francie boy has gotten ridiculous


48 posted on 07/11/2006 5:30:36 PM PDT by icecold
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To: WestCoastGal

great post- god bless DW and all the old timers


49 posted on 07/11/2006 5:32:28 PM PDT by icecold
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To: TommyDale
I bet Jeff Gordon will be jealous!

Seems your still jealous JG gets the best looking women.

Why don't you let your hatred of JG go?

It is so unchristian of you.

50 posted on 07/11/2006 5:45:07 PM PDT by sausageseller (Look out for the jackbooted spelling police. There! Everywhere!(revised cause the "man" accosted me!)
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