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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:03 pm
 


After 16 rounds of qualifying, Danica Patrick is sitting in the pole position 8O

....gonna have a whole bunch of good ol' boys crying in their shine!!

Bet she still can't parallel park!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:58 pm
 


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After 16 rounds of qualifying, Danica Patrick is sitting in the pole position 8O

....gonna have a whole bunch of good ol' boys crying in their shine!!

Bet she still can't parallel park!! :lol:


She cannafford to have someone do it for her.

I hope she wins the pole then tell the Danica haters to go fuck themselves! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:47 pm
 


PATRICK BECOMES FIRST WOMAN TO WIN CUP POLE

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Danica Patrick’s hot start to 2013 is no fluke.

The Stewart-Haas driver showed she’s more than capable of running with the rest of the pack on Sunday, notching the first Coors Light Pole by a woman in Sprint Cup Series history during qualifying for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in just her 11th career start. For the 11th consecutive year, there is a different pole sitter for the Daytona 500.

Patrick’s qualifying time of 45.817 seconds positioned her atop the leaderboard early in the day and her top speed of 196.434 mph is the fastest Daytona 500 qualifying speed since Ken Schrader’s Chevrolet topped out at 196.515 in 1990. The driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet also becomes the first Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate to win the Daytona 500 pole since Jimmie Johnson did so in 2002.

Prior to Sunday, there had been just two Coors Light Poles earned by a woman, Patrick last year at Daytona and Shawna Robinson in Atlanta in 1994, both of which came in NASCAR Nationwide Series competition. This will be the best starting position for a female in Sprint Cup history, eclipsing Janet Guthrie’s starting position of ninth at Talladega and Bristol, both in 1977. In 1980, Guthrie started 18th in the Daytona 500, formerly the best start for a woman in Daytona 500 history. She finished 11th in that race.

Jeff Gordon was second on the leaderboard in the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet with a time of 45.85 and a top speed of 196.292, followed by Trevor Bayne’s 45.924 (195.976).

Patrick’s SHR teammates Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart rounded out the top-five, with the 2008 Daytona 500 winner Newman coming in at 45.931 (195.946) and the three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Stewart finishing in 45.936 with a top speed of 195.925.

Matt Kenseth, winner of the 2012 Daytona 500, placed 10th on Sundaywith a time of 45.983 (195.725) in the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota for his new home, Joe Gibbs Racing.

“I think that says a lot about the team, a lot about Stewart-Haas Racing, a lot about how much work was done over the winter and how they’ve adapted to the new car,” said Patrick. “This is very much a team pole.”

The Generation 6 cars continue to impress, as 22 drivers topped 195 mph. Prior to Sunday, the last driver to hit that mark in Daytona 500 qualifying was Jeff Gordon (195.067) in 1999. Prior to that, you have to go back to Davey Allison (195.955) in 1991.



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First woman to win an Indy race. Good for her!

That said, I'm not a fan. She's kind of a bitch in person. Or rather, she doesn't seem to care about the fans, and treats them like she doesn't really want them around.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:29 am
 


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First woman to win an Indy race. Good for her!

That said, I'm not a fan. She's kind of a bitch in person. Or rather, she doesn't seem to care about the fans, and treats them like she doesn't really want them around.

Could be. She's under a media spot light, however (yeah I know - self made in a large part) that will catch every nuance and analyze it to death looking for stuff.

We'll see how she handles a full year in cup.


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First woman to win an Indy race. Good for her!

That said, I'm not a fan. She's kind of a bitch in person. Or rather, she doesn't seem to care about the fans, and treats them like she doesn't really want them around.

Could be. She's under a media spot light, however (yeah I know - self made in a large part) that will catch every nuance and analyze it to death looking for stuff.

We'll see how she handles a full year in cup.


I've met her in person, more than once. Not "could be". "Is". I'm told at the track she comes of that way, because she is so focused on racing. But it's not a way to keep fans.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:18 am
 


DrCaleb wrote:
Gunnair wrote:
DrCaleb wrote:
First woman to win an Indy race. Good for her!

That said, I'm not a fan. She's kind of a bitch in person. Or rather, she doesn't seem to care about the fans, and treats them like she doesn't really want them around.

Could be. She's under a media spot light, however (yeah I know - self made in a large part) that will catch every nuance and analyze it to death looking for stuff.

We'll see how she handles a full year in cup.


I've met her in person, more than once. Not "could be". "Is". I'm told at the track she comes of that way, because she is so focused on racing. But it's not a way to keep fans.


Well we'll see. Winning doesn't get you fans, losing doesn't get you fans, treating them like royalty and playing the card gets you Kenny Wallace fans (who doesn't win races)

So, we'll see. I've net people in person that I didn't like that many others do. Just a clash of personalities sometimes.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:15 pm
 


NNS at Daytona, what a finish !!!!


GOOOOOOOOO SMOKE !



500 tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:14 pm
 


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Hope no one was badly hurt.


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Wow..........reminds me of the Outlaw Nationals. 8O


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:48 pm
 


DrCaleb wrote:

I've met her in person, more than once. Not "could be". "Is". I'm told at the track she comes of that way, because she is so focused on racing. But it's not a way to keep fans.


Are you sure it wasn't just her meeting you "in person" that caused her to react in such a bitchy way? :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:49 pm
 


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Hope no one was badly hurt.


What race was that from?

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Never mind, just saw the tape..... 8O 8O Holy F*ck. Something like 15 spectators hurt by the tire that went over the fence.


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Hope no one was badly hurt.


What race was that from?

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Never mind, just saw the tape..... 8O 8O Holy F*ck. Something like 15 spectators hurt by the tire that went over the fence.


Not to mention the engine that went through it...

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WOW......



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A horrific multicar crash moments before the end of the Nationwide Series race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway caused Kyle Larson's car to become airborne into the frontstretch catch fencing, shearing off the front half of the car and leaving large pieces of the vehicle inside the fencing.
Sergeant John Creamer of the Daytona Beach Police said 17 fans were injured with two suffering "major injuries." Eleven were sent to Halifax Medical Center, with one adult in surgery with head trauma and listed in critical condition. The other major injury is to a 14-year-old. Six fans were transported to Florida Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, and are expected to be treated and released.
At least one tire from Larson's car flew into the seating area at Daytona. Police officers and NASCAR safety officials quickly ran to the location where part of the car went through the fencing, destroying one section of the catch fence.(see much more at ESPN.com)
AND A violent 12-car crash at the end of the DRIVE4COPD 300 sent a tire and other debris flying over the grandstand fence at Daytona International Speedway, injuring at least 15 bystanders, some critically, among the crowds watching the race from the grandstands. A Halifax Health Medical Center official confirmed just before 6 p.m. that 11 spectators are being treated in the hospital's emergency room and two of them are critically injured. Four others are on trauma alert and five are being treated as non-trauma cases, the official said. Lindsay Rew, spokeswoman for Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, confirmed that one patient was being treated there and three more were on the way. NASCAR just announced that they would conduct a press conference at 7 p.m.
Dozens of safety workers went into the stands and carried several people out on stretchers to a line of at least eight ambulances waiting below and behind the stands. Safety workers appeared to carry patients from at least two sections of the grandstands on the upper deck and from a section of the lower deck.
At 5:30 p.m., NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said "we are continuing to assess the situation, taking care of those involved."
(Daytona Beach News Journal)
Statement at 7:00pm/et: Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood and NASCAR SVP Racing Operations Steve O'Donnell are scheduled to address media at approx 7:00pm/et in the media center at DIS.
AND SPEED remains live from Daytona International Speedway and surrounding facililities following a major last-lap crash at the conclusions of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Debris from the incident made it into the grandstands and several fans are reported injured. SPEED will cut into regularly scheduled program to provide live coverage of any press conference from NASCAR and/or track officials throughout the evening.
UPDATE: Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood and NASCAR SVP Racing Operations Steve O'Donnell held a press conference at 7:00pm/et, STATEMENT: Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III provided the following statement Saturday evening: "First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with our race fans. Following incident, we responded appropriately according to safety protocols and had emergency medical personnel at incident immediately. We transported 14 people off property and 14 were treated at our on-track care center. We are in the process of repairing the facility & will be ready to go racing tomorrow."(Compiled from Daytona International Speedway's Twitter)
Updates about the race on my Nationwide Series site


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