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Will Danica Ever Go Cup Racing?

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by Eagles, May 31, 2005.

Will Danica go Cup Racing?

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  1. Eagles

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    Just a question that popped into my mind. I think there is a good chance she will end up at least taking a shot at some Nascar races just to test the waters. Like it or not Nascar Nextel Cup is the premier racing series in America. Too much money to be made. The only reason this Indy was so widely watched was because of her. What do you think?
     
  2. cdru

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    I don't think so. I'd say if she continues on and leaves IRL/CART, she'll go towards F1. I'm not sure if NASCAR is mature enough to handle her. When you got jerks like Robby Gordon complaining that she has an unfair advantage because she is small... I just don't see the rest of the league welcoming her with open arms.
     
  3. djlong

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    Shawna Robinson was pretty well received. Sarah Fisher is in the mid-pack of one of the lesser series out west and Richard Childress says he wants her in a Busch car next year. Fisher was the IRL media darling for some time.
     
  4. Eagles

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    Cut me a break. Not Mature enough? Obviously not a Nascar fan. Quoting Robbie Gordon as an indicator of Nascar drivers on this issue is like quoting Bill Clinton on the importance of marital fidelity. As Robbie is not well liked or respected by his Nascar piers in the garage, I would venture to say 95% of the drivers would rather race against Danica than Robbie Gordon.
    BTW. I'll be watching the action live this Sunday at the Monster Mile
    :)
     
  5. Jun 2, 2005 #5 of 20
    rdopso

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    I have been following Danica's career for four years now. There is absolutely no way Danica would consider NASCAR. She won her first championship in Europe some years ago in open-wheel Formula Ford where all the young European F1 hopefuls go and she beat the pants off all those overly aggressive bad boys. Her sights are on F1 and I think she has a great chance of getting there. She is definitely the real deal -- young, attractive, and very, very talented -- everything requred of an F1 piloto.
     
  6. Jun 2, 2005 #6 of 20
    kwajr

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    I second that we do not like r gordon here and i live 4 mins from rcr whitch is who he drove for last year
     
  7. SAEMike

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    If Danica trys to run Cup races, and crashes out everybody to win like she did in the Indy 500, she'll deserve to get her ass kicked, but none of those good ol' boys will do it.
     
  8. Ray_Clum

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    Except King Bernie has no liking for her - "Danica needs to be wearing white, like the rest of the kitchen appliances" is his latest statment about Ms. Patrick...
     
  9. djlong

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    SAEMike...

    #1, she didn't win the Indy 500.
    #2, she didn't "crash everyone out". She even admitted making a rookie mistake when she DID spin out warming her tires up around turn 4.
    #3, name me one driver in NASCAR with multiple wins under his belt who hasn't been accused of crashing people out.

    Jeff Gordon? Ask Rusty Wallace what he thinks of him
    Tony Stewart? Kasey Kahne has an opinion on him. So does Jeff Gordon.
    Junior? Ask Mikey Waltrip for HIS thoughts.
    Robby Gordon? Greg Biffle? Heck *any* of the 'young guns' have had fingers pointed at them by the veterans.

    (For the record, I'm a Tony Stewart fan)

    I think Mark Martin and the Bobby Labonte are the only ones who have a clean rep off the top of my head.
     
  10. Stewart Vernon

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    Racing never appealed to me... and I'm practically from NASCAR country...

    BUT I always got the impression one of the major appeals of it was the crashing! On ESPN and the local news, they always show the crash of the week or crash of the day... as long as no one is hurt, everyone seems to love seeing the spinouts or rolls or manglings.
     
  11. djlong

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    I think you can best sum it up if you break it down.

    Part of the appeal is the *risk* of a bad crash. I mean, seeing all those cars hurtling at 200MPH jockeying for the same piece of real estate - AND SURVIVING is amazing enough..

    Then, when something DOES go wrong, seeing how these cars are engineered to allow the driver to walk away from highlight-reel epic crashes (Elliot Sadler's flips at Talledega come to mind) it's simply amazing.
     
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    First thing, and I mean no offense by this but reading your post djlong and seeing your picture...well, I'm still having a hard time with that - you don't fit the stereotype. You sound like you know what you are talking about (except for the Jr. and Mikey comment - mikey is too smart and nice to talk bad about him - he does want to keep his job after all).


    I agree with the Robby Gordon comments, too. What a joker!

    As for her going to F1, good luck. It's a completely different race. I think her size might actually hurt her more than it will help her (less muscle).
     
  13. mainedish

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    And they are using her for ratings. Someone call me when she wins.
     
  14. djlong

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    For Mikey, you have to learn "MikeySpeak" and the way he talks on Inside Nextel Cup. A couple of weeks ago, after he was crashed out of the 600 by Jr, you could seeing almost literally biting his tongue. He kept saying things like "I don't know what's going on there". Oh he won't say anything negative (but Tony Eury did!) but when he stops saying nice things, that's as indicative of his feelings as if he WERE cussing Jr out.
     
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    #1. I never said she won, I said she spun them out to win, the fact that she was still unsuccessful is imaterial.

    #2. She crashed quite a few people

    #3. Name one of those people who someone hasn't tried to kick their ass for crashing people out.
     
  16. djlong

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    SAEMike - did you see the same race I saw (admittedly I didn't see the beginning)

    Exactly how do you crash "everyone else out" at pace lap speed when you're pretty much the only one damaged (requiring a new front nose and wing)?
     
  17. n8dagr8

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    djlong, here is what I was refering to in my post earlier (the stereotype comment).
     
  18. mainedish

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    I like Nascar and I look nothing like that guy. I could show you people who look like that at Baseball games.
     
  19. n8dagr8

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    Oh, I love NASCAR, too (and look nothing like this guy). I go to 'dega every chance I get.
     
  20. djlong

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    I don't know what's worse.. The picture of that guy or the fact that, based on the sliver of track that's visible, I can tell you exactly where they are and what month of the year (day race versus night race)
     

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