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Danica Patrick wins Daytona 500 pole position
Fox Sports ^ | 2/17/13

Posted on 02/17/2013 12:43:17 PM PST by Libloather

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Bet she could beat the Hildabeast in 2016.
1 posted on 02/17/2013 12:43:25 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

The title alone is open to all sorts of comments...


2 posted on 02/17/2013 12:47:01 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Libloather

Id give her pole position.


3 posted on 02/17/2013 12:47:48 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: Libloather

According to the fellas on Fox she’s the first female to sit on the pole.


4 posted on 02/17/2013 12:50:30 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: bigdaddy45

The Pole is a good spot for her.


5 posted on 02/17/2013 12:52:13 PM PST by omega4179 ( Huelo azufre)
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To: Libloather
For some reason I suspect the *Church Lady* will be keeping a close eye on this thread............Just speculating :)
6 posted on 02/17/2013 12:54:27 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Libloather

Good for Her


7 posted on 02/17/2013 12:55:33 PM PST by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Libloather

I love me some Danica. But I’d prefer Ana Ivanovic... I think they may have been separated at birth.


8 posted on 02/17/2013 12:57:22 PM PST by Principled
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To: Libloather

Are they limiting the cars to under 200 mph now?

I remember pole position runs around the 204-206 marks in the past.


9 posted on 02/17/2013 12:58:08 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I don’t keep up with it very well...but it seems that they are constantly coming up with new rules to slow down the cars. It makes it a bit safer, I suppose.


10 posted on 02/17/2013 1:01:19 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I believe Daytona is a restrictor plate track. sd


11 posted on 02/17/2013 1:03:12 PM PST by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

The Daytona 500 is one of the restrictor plate races.


12 posted on 02/17/2013 1:03:35 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Libloather

C’mon folks ,you can do better.


13 posted on 02/17/2013 1:03:47 PM PST by rsobin
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To: Libloather

Poll at ESPN says she won’t finish in the Top 20...LOL!


14 posted on 02/17/2013 1:04:01 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: bigdaddy45

No doubt the first on the pole. Were guy’s throwing dollar bills as she crossed the checkered?


15 posted on 02/17/2013 1:05:16 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Libloather

I find the lack of pictures disturbing.


16 posted on 02/17/2013 1:05:36 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Libloather

Guess she isn’t lesbian, because you would think the NOW gang would be so happy for her, to accomplish such a great thing.


17 posted on 02/17/2013 1:06:52 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I agree, We are 17 posts into this thread and still no pictures?!?!


18 posted on 02/17/2013 1:07:32 PM PST by barmag25
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To: Secret Agent Man

Nascar is way over regulated these days. Glorified spec racing with a ton of stupid rules. It’s very close to WWE.


19 posted on 02/17/2013 1:07:43 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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20 posted on 02/17/2013 1:09:52 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: shotdog

They’ve reduced the plate opening reducing horsepower and the vehicles are redesigned with a smaller rear spoiler.


21 posted on 02/17/2013 1:10:43 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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did they limit the engines so she has a chance to win?

Welcome to affirmative action racing


22 posted on 02/17/2013 1:10:57 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: John W

Thank you. lol


23 posted on 02/17/2013 1:10:57 PM PST by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Here is a picture of the pole sitter.

24 posted on 02/17/2013 1:11:18 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: shotdog

They’ve reduced the plate opening reducing horsepower and the vehicles are redesigned with a smaller rear spoiler.


25 posted on 02/17/2013 1:13:37 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

It’s hard to believe that the “SC” in NASCAR actually stood for “stock car” once long ago.


26 posted on 02/17/2013 1:14:41 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: central_va

No wonder she has the pole. Really streamlined.


27 posted on 02/17/2013 1:14:41 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: central_va

Very nice!!!


28 posted on 02/17/2013 1:14:56 PM PST by barmag25
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To: Libloather

All three Stewart-Haas Racing cars are pretty fast.


29 posted on 02/17/2013 1:17:00 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (To cut down on needless laws and regulations, engaging in junk science should be a felony.)
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did they limit the engines so she has a chance to win?

Welcome to affirmative action racing

Wouldn't surprise me.

30 posted on 02/17/2013 1:17:20 PM PST by LdSentinal
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Why is she still allowed in NASCAR after she admitted to hitting other cars, trying to make them crash, on purpose??

because she’s a female I bet


31 posted on 02/17/2013 1:19:28 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: central_va

Usually, I’m picky.

Now, all I can say is “pick me”...(Dream on, fat whiskered one!)


32 posted on 02/17/2013 1:20:19 PM PST by fattigermaster (When tigers hunt, the jackals profit...when tigers sleep, the jackals rule.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I know of a pole available for sitting 24/7 for her....


33 posted on 02/17/2013 1:21:33 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Libloather

She did an interview last year about three quarters of the way through the season, and was asked to comment about meeting her gols for her first full time year. She commented “Well, I haven’t had a pole yet, that’s something we need to work on.” I laughed about that for two days. I really do wish her well, tho, she’s very talented and much better looking than Kyle Busch.


34 posted on 02/17/2013 1:21:57 PM PST by jstaff
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Well. I for one would just love to Danica her Patrick.
35 posted on 02/17/2013 1:24:13 PM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: Libloather

There is 500 miles between starting at the pole and being first to finish.

My bet is she will finish in the pack if at all..


36 posted on 02/17/2013 1:24:50 PM PST by Venturer
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To: John W

Thank you!


37 posted on 02/17/2013 1:29:17 PM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: Libloather

Patrick has historically ran fast qualifying laps; it’s the side-by-side racing that (I believe) scares her. I can’t imagine what it’ll feel like for her out front, even for a lap or two. I’d look for her to relinquish that top position quickly, and drop back to 20 or so quickly.


38 posted on 02/17/2013 1:31:44 PM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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39 posted on 02/17/2013 1:35:55 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: dfwgator
Here she is in her 'loser' shirt:


40 posted on 02/17/2013 1:35:55 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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“it’s the side-by-side racing that (I believe) scares her.”

I doubt racing scares her. I'd guess the physical load drains her. That sort of thing can slow reaction time appreciably.

41 posted on 02/17/2013 1:37:59 PM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Lou L

You are wrong, sir. I have watched her side by side wheel in wheel at Homestead and was skeptical until I saw her doing 30 second laps with the rest of the guys. You can’t “rub” in Indy cars so she had some gettin’ used to with the fendered cars. Big change going from an 1800 pound missile to a 3500 pound brick. Although doing it at roughly the same speeds.


42 posted on 02/17/2013 1:39:56 PM PST by mazda77
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To: Lou L

Have you ever been on the Daytona Track tour? We took it once....that is ONE REALLY HUGE BANK...it was scary to look at...can’t imagine driving it with a bunch of other cars...


43 posted on 02/17/2013 1:41:18 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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it’s the side-by-side racing that (I believe) scares her

She ran side-by-side at 220+ mph in open cockpit cars. Why would she be scared at under 200 mph in an enclosed racecar?

44 posted on 02/17/2013 1:44:20 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Hoodat

She has better form than Pres__ent Obama...


45 posted on 02/17/2013 1:46:25 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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46 posted on 02/17/2013 1:47:03 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I dunno... because the closed cars are heavier? And in some cases driven by guys who will TRY to hit you?

And side-by-side running in IndyCar mostly happens on ovals, although in those cars there’s a lot more chance of going airborne if they lock wheels. She spent very little time running side-by-side with anyone in IndyCar on road courses, unless she was being lapped. I was actually a bit surprised that she had such a hard time with road courses given that they were all she ran on in her Toyota Atlantic days...


47 posted on 02/17/2013 1:50:54 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Venturer

A first lap pile-up is more likely.


48 posted on 02/17/2013 1:51:22 PM PST by pingman (Trust a lib? Surely you jest!)
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To: EEGator

Is a restrictor plate akin to a chastity belt??


49 posted on 02/17/2013 1:52:58 PM PST by mikrofon (Don't get all revved up...)
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To: pingman

As the 43 cars start the race, closer to the front is where I would want to be. I think that within the first 10-15 laps, a wreck that takes out 10+ cars will happen. I don’t think she’ll win the race - but I hope she does well and finishes top 10. Her, and Dale Jr. - NASCAR needs these two to do well and be relevant this season.


50 posted on 02/17/2013 1:55:52 PM PST by sjm_888
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