Daytona Beach, Fla. - Danica Patrick finished eighth in the Daytona 500 on Sunday. She appeared to check up on the final lap when a crash erupted behind her. NASCAR did not throw a caution flag. "You needed a hole. You needed people to help you out," she said. "I had a feeling I was going to get freight-trained (if I went low)." Jimmie Johnson won the race. Patrick led a lap at the Daytona 500, not quite halfway through the 200-lap event. She ran in the top 10 most of the day, and was running third toward the end of the race. Patrick, the first woman to ever win the pole for a Sprint Cup Series race,
Comments: Finishing in the top ten is a good thing.
Danica was fantastic. She didn´t get a lot of help, which every driver knows is necessary to win a race. She electrified the crowd, and I imagine the TV ratings too. All the haters who like NASCAR but not her ought to wake up. She is going to make your favorite sport more popular than ever. Way to go, Danica!
It was a surprisingly incident-free race. It seemed to me that the drivers were keeping their distance from each other due to the new car designs. It also appeared to me that, in the last lap, Danica was intentionally blocked to push her back to 8th. WHen they interviewed her, I could tell she wanted to complain about it, but held back. Gotta give her credit for biting her lip on that.
Everyone in a restrictor plate race gets shuffled back. Danica got shuffled at a bad time, the end of the race. Otherwise she drove very well, even leading for a lap, something a lot of drivers would like to have done. Good Job Danica!
Danica did a great job today, and proved herself as a driver, rather than just a woman. Yes, it was a day of historic firsts for women in NASCAR, but now it´s time to move off of her gender and her love life, and let her do her job.
A big day for Danica Patrick. It´s unfortunate that yesterday´s wreck overshadowed today´s festivities a bit BUT the drivers were magnificent. I don´t see much to this sport but I know I am in the minority. I just admire the guts of those drivers !!!
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god of irony, 2/24/2013 10:43:39 PM (No. 9194248)
Let´s see celebrate Danica for doing what no other woman has ever done or join the he man, women hating club tossing out cave man opinions from their living room. BTW, it was very obvious that no one was willing to team up with her today.
My apologies to anyone that may have posted here that finished 7th or better in the race today.
If the men refused to perform behaviour for her during the race that they would normally perform for a male driver, then sounds like the men need to be taken to the woodshed, not Danica being criticized by ignorant posters.
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