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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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KEYWORDS: 2manyjealousmen; affirmativeaction; anna; crash; danica
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To: Vendome

That photo is so un-sexy. The only time she should be sitting like that is when she’s sitting on a particular item made of porcelain.


51 posted on 07/08/2012 1:32:55 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Waywardson

There are 50 quarterbacks in the HOF who never won a ring? You had better check your stats again...


52 posted on 07/08/2012 1:55:10 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: nascarnation
but to be fair, but he DID win the IRL title in his second year...
53 posted on 07/08/2012 2:00:47 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

I think Tony is one of the most awesome racers ever. I’ve watched him here since TQ midget days.

He’s far better than Danica could ever dream to be.

My only point is that Danica Patrick is a bona fide racer and anybody who claims she shouldn’t be on the track is wrong. Anybody who saddles up and runs 225 at Indy gets my respect.


54 posted on 07/08/2012 2:22:30 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation
with the millions pumped into her she should be...
55 posted on 07/08/2012 2:39:25 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

I don’t think her rides at Indy had any more budget than her teammates.


56 posted on 07/08/2012 2:42:55 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation
all that time in Europe wasn't cheap... maybe millions was a tad high(i am counting cars also) but i guess damn near one mill was spent on her from the time she was first indulged by her parents
57 posted on 07/08/2012 2:52:37 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Money only takes you so far.

Case study: Milka Duno, LOL


58 posted on 07/08/2012 3:31:08 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Waywardson

You take this very seriously, don’t you?

No amount of ‘white knighting’ will ever make Patrick care about you.


59 posted on 07/08/2012 3:37:36 PM PDT by MNIL
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To: MNIL; Waywardson

He’s one of an (apparently) diminishing number of FReepers who deal with facts rather than shoot from the keyboard opinion.


60 posted on 07/08/2012 3:42:46 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: The Iceman Cometh

You sound like a democrat—pigeon-holing someone and dictating what she should and shouldn’t be doing. There were plenty of wrecks in last night’s race too. It’s the nature of the track and restrictor plates. I thought Danica did well and she did have a fast car. It was an exciting finish on both nights.


61 posted on 07/08/2012 3:47:12 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: nascarnation

LOL, i’ve seen her race, you said a mouth full... Hunter-Reay and Duno’s Pit Confrontation at The Glen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNKBcqP9nuM


62 posted on 07/08/2012 3:57:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Isabel C.

She can sit like that while I bring her another martini.


63 posted on 07/08/2012 4:48:47 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Waywardson

“For all the sexist haters out there...”

Whoa buddy. If anybody is ‘sexist’ it’s Danica. She been selling it since the beginning. As a female, I am not a hater of Danica, as much as a hater of what SHE AND NASCAR have turned Nascar into.


64 posted on 07/08/2012 4:54:38 PM PDT by dubyagee ("I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.")
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To: dubyagee
what SHE AND NASCAR have turned Nascar into.

A spectacle, perhaps?

65 posted on 07/08/2012 5:13:31 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Rummyfan

Washing out? Maybe Menard and Montoya should be washing out ahead of her.


66 posted on 07/08/2012 5:18:26 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Waywardson

It’s the same crowd that hates Palin. I refer to them as fags.


67 posted on 07/08/2012 5:21:53 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: eartrumpet

She’s a spectacle that I’m sure all red blooded males enjoy admiring. But going the sex nymph route while trying to get race fans to take her seriously as a driver is laughable...I mean, how many photo shoots has Dale Jr. done in his underwear?

They want drivers to respect her, while she’s showing no self respect. They want it both ways, and it’s not gonna work. IMHO, of course.


68 posted on 07/08/2012 5:26:53 PM PDT by dubyagee ("I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.")
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To: rabidralph
pigeon-holing someone and dictating what she should and shouldn’t be doing

Danica can do whatever the heck she wants. She's a no-talent hack who is an overrated marketing stunt.

She's been in over 200 professional races with top gear and can't deliver.

If you are a true race fan and not a drooler, you would have noticed that she didn't get behind any driver and push. That's because no one trusts her ability to do the job.

She sucks, get over it.

And, for the record, I've owned a race team so I have a little knowledge in that area.

69 posted on 07/08/2012 8:09:57 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: dubyagee
“For all the sexist haters out there...”

Has nothing to do with sexism. Real race fans prefer real race car drivers. These include Johanna Long, Simona De Silvestro, Sarah Fischer, Erin Crocker and many other women drivers who didn't sell their bodies for money.

FFS, There were 5 women in one Indy and they only talked about Danica.

70 posted on 07/08/2012 8:16:07 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: Hacksaw

Where’s Sharpton, Jackson, and the NAACP? There’s not any black NASCAR drivers. I can’t believe Jackson is not trying to extort money out of Rick Hendrix Racing.


71 posted on 07/08/2012 8:19:17 PM PDT by Harley
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Yeah, I bet your name ain’t Hendricks or Roush—you get over it.


72 posted on 07/08/2012 8:25:03 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: The Iceman Cometh

She MUST suck or there would have been more female drivers by now. Kind of like the first black p_resident.


73 posted on 07/08/2012 8:41:18 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: rabidralph
Yeah, I bet your name ain’t Hendricks or Roush—you get over it.

If my name were Hendricks or Roush, I wouldn't be wasting my time with a drooling, mouth-breather like you.


74 posted on 07/08/2012 9:02:19 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: rabidralph

Best post on this thread. Thanks.


75 posted on 07/08/2012 11:30:02 PM PDT by Waywardson (If you fear Obama..... vote for Romney. If you fear God... DON'T !)
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To: Waywardson

Bookmark


76 posted on 07/09/2012 12:45:12 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: The Iceman Cometh; Waywardson

I agree. That was a quote from Waywardson.


77 posted on 07/09/2012 9:44:19 AM PDT by dubyagee ("I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.")
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To: Waywardson

You’re welcome. Some people are so transparent.


78 posted on 07/09/2012 4:59:05 PM PDT by rabidralph
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