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Amid the feeding frenzy, Danica disconnect emerges - (All Danica, all the time)
Nascar.com ^ | 2/13/10 | David Caraviello

Posted on 02/14/2010 4:57:39 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32

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Still, all-Danica-all-the-time clearly has a rankling effect. You hear plenty of jokes this week about his DIS now stands for Danica International Speedway, or how the television network airing the Nationwide event should be renamed DSPN, or how the city should just change its name to Danica Beach. When Kurt Busch appeared in the media center on Friday, one writer asked if the interview session would be transcribed. "If Danica were here, it would be transcribed," Busch quipped. And via Twitter, there was this snarky broadside from Scott Speed: "According to the 'media' not only is Danica the most amazing racing driver since Dale [Earnhardt] Sr. but she is also related to Jesus."

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: babes; danica; daytona; nascar; racing

1 posted on 02/14/2010 4:57:39 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

It’s unbecoming for drivers who are aleady on TV for 3 hours every weekend to whine that they aren’t getting enough attention. Danica’s move into stock cars is a human-interest story, they might as well accept that. Quit whining and drive, Kurt and Scott.


2 posted on 02/14/2010 5:03:04 AM PST by Partisan Gunslinger
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To: Partisan Gunslinger
Danica’s move into stock cars is a human-interest story

No, it isn't. It's just hype.

3 posted on 02/14/2010 5:04:34 AM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

She was on CSI: NY last week too.


4 posted on 02/14/2010 5:07:43 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Where is Daisy Duke when you need her?


5 posted on 02/14/2010 5:08:07 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I used to watch NASCAR every week, until about 3 years ago when it just got boring. I have not watched a race since then, until yesterday. After Danica wrecked I switched channels. These whiners can cry all they want, but I’ll bet the ratings for her races are going to go through the roof.


6 posted on 02/14/2010 5:10:59 AM PST by Edgar3 (America is suffering from "Sorosis" of the Presidency)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

This has worked so well to spike interest in NASCAR they are probably looking for gays and lesbians too! ;-)


7 posted on 02/14/2010 5:12:28 AM PST by Dem Guard
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Sounds a little like

Palin Danica Derangement Syndrome

to me.
8 posted on 02/14/2010 5:13:47 AM PST by McGruff (Don't criticize. Explain to me who I should support other than Sarah Palin.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

But it’s cool when Junior pimps product, right. I mean, when he’s out there putting his mug on TV or wearing real man jeans he’s not playing sex symbol is he?


9 posted on 02/14/2010 5:14:00 AM PST by misterrob (Have you tea bagged a liberal today?)
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To: Partisan Gunslinger

She did OK but she didn’t deserve any more attention than Christie Wallace or any other middle of the pack driver.


10 posted on 02/14/2010 5:15:06 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek

Now,she can pose on top of another type of race car.


11 posted on 02/14/2010 5:18:51 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I think the Danica Media Frenzy is ridiculous, but I also think the Junior Media Frenzy is ridiculous. Its like they forgot that there’s a race going on. Junior is not a good driver (compared to most Sprint Cup drivers), but if you only listen to the media, you’d think he was one championship away from beating his dad’s record. Danica-mania is here to stay—until NASCAR gets a black driver that they can pimp to the cameras.


12 posted on 02/14/2010 5:23:30 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Imagine a day when the politicians have to hold a bake sale to pay for votes!)
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To: Partisan Gunslinger
It’s unbecoming for drivers who are aleady on TV for 3 hours every weekend to whine that they aren’t getting enough attention. Danica’s move into stock cars is a human-interest story, they might as well accept that. Quit whining and drive, Kurt and Scott.

Patrick has been racing professionally for ten years and won only one race. Her rookie season in the IRL(2005) she was on the cover of Sports Illustrated even though fellow rookie Dan Wheldon won the Indy 500. Most of the attention she receives has nothing to do with her success on the track. It has as much if not more to do with her swimsuit modeling in Sports Illustrated.
13 posted on 02/14/2010 5:24:04 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Man50D

Would someone please post a semi-nude of her so I can really consider her “qualifications”?


14 posted on 02/14/2010 5:28:23 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: Dem Guard

On Sat, a local radio station was chatting about Danica’s bi-sexuality that is beginning to surface. Perhaps her “husband” is just a beard?


15 posted on 02/14/2010 5:28:36 AM PST by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Man50D

I’m a Mark Martin fan. Greatest driver to never win a championship.


16 posted on 02/14/2010 5:29:46 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
I've hated NASCAR since the days when they penalized Mopars, so I haven't been keeping up with this, but the other night, I was seated where "DSPN" was front-and-center, and I was amused beyond any expectations I might have had. My conclusions:

1. if Danica Patrick looked like Danny Bonaduce in drag, interest in her would be nonexistent.

2. she doesn't need to win a race, because this is a marketing game with some cars grafted on

3. should she choose to drive in lingerie, she can be the next President of the United States... and she won't need to spend a dime for advertising.

Mr. niteowl77

17 posted on 02/14/2010 5:49:49 AM PST by niteowl77 (You wanted him, and now you have got him. I say, "Good day to you," America.)
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To: newfreep

..a local radio station was chatting about Danica’s bi sexualiy....etc....
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That should probably be placed in the WGARA FILE.

I would kind of think after 36 (or so) hours of wall to wall coverage one has to find a new subject as the rest of them have been beaten to death....

Even if true, she doesn’t exploit it so why should we care?
It is when they throw it in your face that I start to give a hoot.....
and maybe demand pictures and film as ‘proof’.


18 posted on 02/14/2010 5:54:36 AM PST by xrmusn ((6/98 )VOTE THE INCUMBENTS OUT)
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To: newfreep

Oh geez, I hadn’t heard about this yet. Before we know it they will be trying to stuff Rosie ODonnell’s fat ass in a car too! She would need to drive a UPS truck. ;-)


19 posted on 02/14/2010 5:58:41 AM PST by Dem Guard
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To: Dem Guard; All
19 posts and no pics! That's a disgrace!

20 posted on 02/14/2010 6:05:18 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Gives a whole new meaning to trading paint in NASCAR!
Ouch! Do it again.


21 posted on 02/14/2010 6:09:58 AM PST by Dem Guard
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Montoya was the media darling for 2 yrs.

The media thought he would come over to the ‘Cracker’ league and tear it up. Show the good ol’ boys how it’s done.
He did tear up a lot of other driver’s cars.

Oh well.


22 posted on 02/14/2010 6:11:32 AM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
she won't be as big a waste of money in NASCAR as she was in IRL, simply because the cars and equipment don't cost as much...
23 posted on 02/14/2010 6:12:55 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Quite right. It's shameful how we sometimes don't follow the rules..


24 posted on 02/14/2010 6:32:40 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Dem Guard
I don't know if NASCAR is looking for homosexuals or not, but I do know that at least one driver (Mike Wallace) is in bed with a Dem running for senator from Florida. Anyone can be a sponsor if they have the money, but I don't have to watch.
25 posted on 02/14/2010 6:45:06 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("We must have pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of pie." David Mamet)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

They sound like a bunch of jealous old bitties at the company BBQ.

The woman has talent, and she is unique. I don’t care for modern day nascar, yet I might just watch it now.


26 posted on 02/14/2010 6:55:52 AM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt-get install U-S-Constitution)
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To: Dem Guard

“This has worked so well to spike interest in NASCAR they are probably looking for gays and lesbians too! ;-)”

You mean all nascar drivers aren’t gay?


27 posted on 02/14/2010 6:57:03 AM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt-get install U-S-Constitution)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Gives new meaning to the term “bump drafting”


28 posted on 02/14/2010 7:00:15 AM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: niteowl77

“I’ve hated NASCAR since the days when they penalized Mopars”

Bingo! Right there. I’m with ya’.

But, you also say...”she doesn’t need to win a race, because this is a marketing game with some cars grafted on”.

I say modern nascar is only about marketing, so what’s the difference?


29 posted on 02/14/2010 7:01:17 AM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt-get install U-S-Constitution)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
The 10 Most Overrated Teams in All of Sports
Thursday, February 11, 2010 9:49:50 AM · 33 of 88
thefactor to BluH2o

I cannot stand Danica Patrick. A man with her driving ability would never be in her position. Anna Kournikova is smokin hot, and at least she never positioned herself as something she’s not.

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The 10 Most Overrated Teams in All of Sports

Thursday, February 11, 2010 9:32:41 AM · 16 of 88
BluH2o to stainlessbanner

How about Danica Patrick? She gets all kinds of press and rarely, if ever, wins a race. Somewhat akin to that little hottie female tennis player a few years back who never won a tournament.

30 posted on 02/14/2010 7:03:43 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: Coldwater Creek
Mike Wallace is in bed with a Dem running for senator from Florida.

I Haven't heard that before. I would have thought Mike lived in or around Charlotte, NC.

31 posted on 02/14/2010 7:04:46 AM PST by Dem Guard
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To: papasmurf

They sound like a bunch of jealous old bitties “

Speaking as an old bittie, I hope she wrecks on the first lap so we can get back to actual racing.


32 posted on 02/14/2010 7:05:17 AM PST by heylady
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To: papasmurf
You mean all nascar drivers aren’t gay?

Well if some are they have been pretty good about keeping it under the hood.

33 posted on 02/14/2010 7:07:03 AM PST by Dem Guard
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To: Man50D

What? Not liking someone for their performance and only there looks?

Sound ehem familiar.

Yes, Danica probably will never be a good NASCAR driver. But the sport isn’t all about “good drivers”. Its america at its finest.


34 posted on 02/14/2010 7:17:12 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: heylady

If you want actual racing, why would you watch nascar?


35 posted on 02/14/2010 7:22:43 AM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt-get install U-S-Constitution)
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To: Dem Guard

Mike and Meeks were on Fox and Friends this morning from Daytona.


36 posted on 02/14/2010 7:26:40 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("We must have pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of pie." David Mamet)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Missed that.


37 posted on 02/14/2010 9:11:51 AM PST by Dem Guard
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Bah, it’s just over the top hype. She can drive, no one ever doubted that, but so what? So can all the other drivers. The media is a joke in NASCAR just as any other time. I never could stand her before so I sure will not now.


38 posted on 02/14/2010 9:16:12 AM PST by buschbaby (Children are running the country. They need a mommy to whip their butts.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

She drives like any broad in a Walmart parking lot but she sure polishes up nice!

39 posted on 02/14/2010 9:29:29 AM PST by Dem Guard
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To: AFreeBird

We should have fines for people who ignore such rules;-)


40 posted on 02/14/2010 10:33:05 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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