Skip to comments.Danica Patrick next to join NASCAR? (Say it isn't so)
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.
Brian France continuing to ruin Nascar Tradition
Danica Patrick would give new meaning to the "bump" maneuver!
my opinion is she's a marketing gimmick who's never won a race. kinda like anna kournikova in tennis
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!).
i hear montoya's got a major attitude problem and does not get along with teammates
Maybe now she'll win an actual race, instead of just being eye candy?
haha.. doubt it
I hope she does. Open wheel drivers have done quite well in NASCAR
Out of open wheel racing, she's ranked at least in the top 15#. Hardly a gimmick.
out of 20 teams
Look at those bumper bullets.
hokey smokes! what's her Mom think about that?
I don't know, but she can drive my Porsche any time she wants!
Yeah, she's hot, but I am more partial to that '57 Chevy.
At least that's what my wife told me to say.
Yeah, that's a nice "57". And the Chevy is a '57, too!
God! I hope not!
I bet Jeff Gordon will be jealous!
Fans Against Gordon
Now that's funny right there, I don't care who you are.
It's all about marketing. She will generate media coverage for NASCAR - used to be a driver had to win to get attention.
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.
She can rub my bumper....*
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First Danica, then
Michelle Wie, to pave the way
for . . . Carson Kressley!
see post #29
Maybe she will give Michael Waltrip some company at the back of the pack.
Maybe I should be watching more of her races.
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.
Ah, the irony of your post followed immediately by those shots of her being serious.
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.
Well, many of us think the France boy is screwing up NASCAR. I don't watch anymore either.
"As they come out of turn 4, Junior is closing hard on Patrick's rear end!"
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?
They should've airbrushed her some B-sized boobs at least. Poor girl is literally flat as a board.
You got that right! Besides, legs are sexier than breasts anyway and she's got great legs.
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.
Now, now. You just don't like her because she races open wheel!
i might be right there with you next year and not do fantasy racing.. nascar under Francie boy has gotten ridiculous
great post- god bless DW and all the old timers
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.
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