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Danica Patrick crashes out with 17 laps to go at Daytona
Yahoo Sports ^ | 7-7-2012 | Nick Bromberg

Posted on 07/08/2012 7:41:39 AM PDT by Hacksaw

Danica Patrick's fourth and final Daytona start in 2012 ended just like the first three; with a crash.

Patrick qualified third and spent most of the evening near the front, leading five times for a career-high 13 laps, and missed the race's 14-car pileup because she was at the head of the pack. It wouldn't have been a stretch to say that Patrick might have had the race's best car.

But 17 laps later, Patrick wasn't so lucky. Jeffrey Earnhardt went around off the bumper of Ricky Stenhouse ahead of Patrick, and Patrick, who was on the outside as the field exited Turn 2, darted to the inside to miss Earnhardt's car. But as she made her move to the left, she clipped the front bumper of a car and off she went towards the inside wall.

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I'm just jealous because Danica can wreck a car better than me.
1 posted on 07/08/2012 7:41:53 AM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: Hacksaw

Restrictor plate racing - NASCAR’s way of giving the untalented a chance to run up front. Danica SUCKS!! 200+ professional racing starts and at the age of 30, she has ONE fluke, gas mileage win.


2 posted on 07/08/2012 7:51:25 AM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

3 posted on 07/08/2012 7:55:09 AM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: Hacksaw
Women drivers.

Didn't she race Indy cars?

4 posted on 07/08/2012 7:55:59 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (A Dalmation was spotted wagging its tail.)
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To: Hacksaw

I wish they would go back to showroom stock cars. I just don’t care to see cars which are stock in no way except the way they look.


5 posted on 07/08/2012 8:00:37 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: the invisib1e hand

“Women drivers.”

Over-hyped drivers.

Fixed it.

(Basically 99% promotion, 1% driving ability - gender not part of the equation, other than for promotional purposes.)


6 posted on 07/08/2012 8:01:00 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Hacksaw
Is GoDaddy still her sponsor? Hope they have deep pockets.
7 posted on 07/08/2012 8:02:21 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: The Iceman Cometh

I’m not a Danica fan, and especially her nutcase parents are noxious, but if you watched her race at Road America last week, she’s got talent.


8 posted on 07/08/2012 8:04:44 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Huskrrrr
I saw the TV ad for the next NASCAR race in New Hampshire. “Come see Danica Patrick and X-Games star...” Danica Patrick and X-Games star? How about the other NASCAR drivers?
9 posted on 07/08/2012 8:04:56 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: nascarnation
but if you watched her race at Road America last week, she’s to talentWrong.

At Road America, what made her look good was her qualifying run. This gave her track position throughout the race. Road courses are all about positioning and strategy. She pretty much stayed in the same spot execpt for the numerous times she was passed and finally punted by Villineuve at the end.

You may have noticed that at last night's race, she wasn't getting behind anyone and pushing. This is likely due to her inexperience and lack of trust other drivers put in her.

She's overrated, overexposed and nothing but a marketing gimmick. There's a busload of more talented drivers out there that are not getting the chance in the sport because rather than putting the best product on the race track, we are only seeing the most 'marketable' drivers instead. Lame.

10 posted on 07/08/2012 8:15:37 AM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: nascarnation

Agreed, she has what it takes to be on the track. She may not win but the same is true of 20 other series regulars.


11 posted on 07/08/2012 8:15:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: The Iceman Cometh
There's a busload of more talented drivers out there that are not getting the chance in the sport because rather than putting the best product on the race track, we are only seeing the most 'marketable' drivers instead. Lame.

And this has changed since 1947? Racing has always been a sport where money is huge. Some get it from sponsors, some from personal wealth, some from performance.

12 posted on 07/08/2012 8:23:48 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Hacksaw

Ha ha ha...now go home and fix dinner.


13 posted on 07/08/2012 8:39:48 AM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: nascarnation

“but if you watched her race at Road America last week, she’s got talent.”

Clearly, not enough talent.


14 posted on 07/08/2012 8:40:05 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Hacksaw

Danica isn’t a skilled race car driver, she’s a personality.


15 posted on 07/08/2012 8:42:53 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: GladesGuru

Top 5 all day until froggie boy crashed her out.
That’s talent in my book.

Certainly nowhere near the best but if Dale Jr and Smoke are willing to take Bob Parsons $$$$$$$ to put her in a program, I’d say she’s good enough to be on the track.


16 posted on 07/08/2012 8:44:09 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Ted Grant

Anybody that has five top 10 finishes in the Indy 500 qualifies as a skilled race car driver.

You can debate the level of her talent, but she’s qualified to be on the track.


17 posted on 07/08/2012 8:47:59 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: The Iceman Cometh
There's a busload of more talented drivers out there that are not getting the chance in the sport...

A busload of more talented drivers that haven't learned one of the most basic lessons of all: sex sells.

18 posted on 07/08/2012 8:48:47 AM PDT by brewcrew (Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid. --John Wayne)
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To: nascarnation
And this has changed since 1947? Racing has always been a sport where money is huge. Some get it from sponsors, some from personal wealth, some from performance.

You can by all the pretty race cars you want, but if you suck on the track, you're just making laps.

Danica is nothing more than a marketing ploy. Marketing ploys make for crappy racing. I look forward every week to watching her crash, that's all.

19 posted on 07/08/2012 9:04:35 AM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: Hacksaw
she's the Anna Kournikova of racing without the killer body...
20 posted on 07/08/2012 9:05:27 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: The Iceman Cometh
She's overrated, overexposed and nothing but a marketing gimmick.

But at least she lived up to her name......Patwreck.

21 posted on 07/08/2012 9:06:14 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: brewcrew
A busload of more talented drivers that haven't learned one of the most basic lessons of all: sex sells.

And brings more idiot fans to the sport to watch a lousy product.

22 posted on 07/08/2012 9:08:48 AM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: Roccus

pretty sure she’s won as many Sprint Cup Championships as 80% of the other drivers on the circuit.....

Including Junior.

She’s a hammer and she’s cute when she’s pissed....

RLTW


23 posted on 07/08/2012 9:10:58 AM PDT by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: military cop
...and she’s cute...

Says it all.

Let's face it, her accomplishments in no way rate the hype she has recieved from NASCAR and the media. IMO, she was the best woman who would agree to cross over from Indy or F1 to NASCAR to assist them in their diversity outreach program.

24 posted on 07/08/2012 9:25:39 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Chode

Kourinikova is a very pretty girl but there is nothing wrong with Patrick’s figure.


25 posted on 07/08/2012 9:27:16 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Hacksaw

She’s still hot.


26 posted on 07/08/2012 9:30:08 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Hacksaw

Danica's Racing Stats


27 posted on 07/08/2012 9:35:18 AM PDT by deport
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To: Hacksaw

It’s no big deal. When the men get in wrecks, we don’t blame them, or call them lousy drivers. Multi-car wrecks are an integral part of NASCAR racing.


28 posted on 07/08/2012 9:35:51 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Roccus

When you blame Dale Jr., Jimmy Johnson, Tony Stewart, etc. for getting in a wreck, then you can fairly blame Danica Patrick.


29 posted on 07/08/2012 9:39:12 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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..she's the Anna Kournikova of racing without the killer body...


Maybe... but she's not that bad...


30 posted on 07/08/2012 9:39:46 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: Vendome

31 posted on 07/08/2012 9:39:46 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Hacksaw
They need to hire a better driver. Like this guy:


32 posted on 07/08/2012 9:39:46 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: yarddog
as the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
33 posted on 07/08/2012 9:42:59 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Agreed.


34 posted on 07/08/2012 9:56:55 AM PDT by brewcrew (Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid. --John Wayne)
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I’m wondering now why NASCAR didn’t just hire Rodney King as a driver.


35 posted on 07/08/2012 9:58:21 AM PDT by Hacksaw (If I had a son, he'd look like George Zimmerman.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Toonces!


36 posted on 07/08/2012 9:58:36 AM PDT by brewcrew (Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid. --John Wayne)
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To: Chode

Yup, that’s what Eric the beHolder says too


37 posted on 07/08/2012 9:59:31 AM PDT by Kenika (Dum de dum dum)
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To: Chode

If Nascar wants to chase skirts and bikinis, so be it.

just so they don’t make all the drivers wear them off the track. ;-]


38 posted on 07/08/2012 10:05:03 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

LOL on the Yahoo site someone said Bush made here wreck!


39 posted on 07/08/2012 10:10:02 AM PDT by Hacksaw (If I had a son, he'd look like George Zimmerman.)
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To: NormsRevenge

LOL on the Yahoo site someone said Bush made her wreck!


40 posted on 07/08/2012 10:10:21 AM PDT by Hacksaw (If I had a son, he'd look like George Zimmerman.)
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To: yarddog

Maybe why it is now called N(ot) A S(tock)CAR, now.


41 posted on 07/08/2012 10:12:09 AM PDT by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: Hacksaw

I will admit she does try hard.. and there are some drivers who have no problem taking her out intentionally or otherwise.. on the track, I mean. ;-}

She’s an uphill racer in a downhill sport.. for her, nothing comes easy. some would question smoke and junior investing so much in her quest. it ain’t no sweat off their pocketbooks, in the end, the sponsors and fans pay the ticket price.


42 posted on 07/08/2012 10:17:49 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

>>>if you suck on the track you’re just making laps<<<

A really hilarious (and anatomically correct) way of labeling her a lapper!


43 posted on 07/08/2012 10:19:18 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: popdonnelly
Ya mean like Crash Gordon and Juablo Moveover?

...and just why do you assume that I've NEVER blamed any of those you mentioned, as well as others, for their transgressions?

One thing that always amazes me about FReepers is how they know exactly what other FReepers know/don't know, have/haven't said and/or done/not done in the past.

44 posted on 07/08/2012 10:26:51 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: NormsRevenge
there's a scary thought, and now my minds eye is blind...
45 posted on 07/08/2012 10:37:21 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Hacksaw

Patrick washed out of IRL and she’s in the process of washing out of NASCAR. If she weren’t mildly hot, she’d be nobody.


46 posted on 07/08/2012 10:42:24 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: nascarnation
She isn't the worst driver on the track, otherwise she'd finish last, or near last, every time. She had her rookie Indy won, until she stalled in the pits. Even with that, she finished near the top, even though she had to lean it out in the last few laps. That year, her team had the best cars on the track, and that difference seems more pronounced in Indy than it does in NASCAR.

In NASCAR, I'm sure it's her attitude that has hurt her. No one is gonna help her out until she loses the attitude, and I think she's learning that.

I'm just a casual observer, but heard one of the ESPN race pundits say that Earnhardt, Jr. has been relegated to being a pusher for years. If that's true, there's an unwritten law called "pay your dues before you get the gravy, even if your daddy was famous". So, an attitude adjustment would be just the start for her.

47 posted on 07/08/2012 11:32:25 AM PDT by FlyVet
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Seven years of Professional racing. And six years rank in the top 10 and one in the top 5! For all the sexist haters out there, you are the same jerks that insult the QB’s who never won a Superbowl either. There are 50 Hall of Fame Quarterbacks who never won a ring !!

Danica not only has brought millions to the motor sports, but has been top 10 every damn year except her first year. That is six consecutive top ten winning seasons and she is currently ranks 9th this year, so she is pushing for seven in a row.

Lazy stupid couch potato critics. GTFOTH!


48 posted on 07/08/2012 11:39:54 AM PDT by Waywardson (If you fear Obama..... vote for Romney. If you fear God... DON'T !)
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Patrick washed out of IRL

Indy 500 finishes - 7 attempts

4-8-8-22-3-6-10

A creditable record by any measure

Compare to Tony Stewart - 5 attempts

24-5-33-9-6 (I'm not a fan, particularly can't stand her parents, but have to give credit where credit is due)

49 posted on 07/08/2012 12:25:52 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Roccus

blahblahblah.

This post is offensive without photos.

RLTW.


50 posted on 07/08/2012 1:11:52 PM PDT by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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