the last 2 cautions Danica got the lucky dog , so I guess shes doing great ...Wow! Maybe I'm crazy but, listening to Kyle is a vast improvement over Darrell Waltrip. Kyle may not have been the "greatest" driver, but he does stay closer to reality.
Danica winning a NASCAR Cup championship is not likely.
She is no question a good driver, the problem is the 20 or 30 great drivers she competes with.
During a Thursday night appearance on SPEED's "Race Hub" program, the former driver and current TV analyst said Patrick is more of a marketing machine than a race car driver and doubts the 30-year-old will ever be one "because I think it's too late."
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#22 Jun 30, 2013
#23 Jun 30, 2013
I agree with Kyle Petty, she is not A race car driver. nascar and Stewart only have her for the sponsorhip & some men like to gawk at her.
#24 Jun 30, 2013
Wow 19 races and supposed to be a top 10 driver?
Look at Juan Pablo or Sam Hornish?
No such criticism during their first season.
Then there is Tony but he drove sprints, karts and midgets.
THE most diversified NASCAR driver in the field.
So I'll reserve judgment for 2 seasons.
So should everyone else especially Kyle Petty.
His face time in the press must be slipping.
#26 Jul 1, 2013
Did you actually expect anything different?
Money marketing machine?(see above)
Any other driver would still be running the Nationwide series.
As I stated before, it's halfway through the season and people expect her to be good.
I agree with her priority in her first season, she said she wanted to finish races.
That's what Tony stated also.
Drivers aren't complaining about her.
If someone offered you an chance to make as much money in 4 hours as you make in a month, would you do it?
I just don't see what's with all the hype is about nor the ridicule.
Or the ridicule comes with hype.
But it's not coming from her or the drivers she races with.
Since that's not happening.
I don't read too much into it.
#28 Jul 1, 2013
you don't hear the the drivers she races with complaining , because Nascar told them not to , she was in the nationwide series for 2 years and never was a winner or even close , I'm sure if you look back when Montoya , and Hornish came to cup , they weren't mentioned 40 times a broadcast , with the hype comes the fact that a true nascar fan , wants to see more than running 26 th every week , and she had more cup races than any other rookie in the history of cup ....
#29 Jul 1, 2013
"you don't hear the the drivers she races with complaining , because Nascar told them not to"
Of course they did.
"she was in the nationwide series for 2 years and never was a winner or even close"
NO, she wasn't.
She had 13 starts in her first year part- time schedule.
She finished 4th in one and 10th in another.
"comes the fact that a true nascar fan , wants to see more than running 26 th every week".
23rd this week.
David Regan was 26th.
Maybe we should shit can him?
Nope, don't hear much about the drivers that finish AFTER her.
Seems people are hoping she fails, before giving her a chance.
If she was hyping herself 1/2 as much as the media is, then I could see a valid point but she isn't.
So, give her a chance.
Meaning, at least more than a 1/2 season's worth.
#30 Jul 1, 2013
if you put any of the guys that finished behind her in her car , they would do better , shes timid , just trying to finish , if she needs more time to learn go back to Nationwide , most the teams that finish behind her don't have the money to have competitive cars ..and as far as Regan you hear his name sometimes when they announce the lineup , I am a fan of racing and its just sad that there are women in the lower divisions of nascar that are running underfunded cars and have spent years working their butts off for a chance to run cars that Danica fell into , and isn't making the best of ....
#31 Jul 1, 2013
"if you put any of the guys that finished behind her in her car , they would do better".
I wouldn't doubt it.
A half a season doesn't make you a driver.
Sometimes 10 or 15 seasons don't.
Getting a good job is more about politics than talent.
Keeping one does.
#33 Jul 2, 2013
Win a championship,,,she'll be dam LUCKY to win a race,,,
#34 Jul 2, 2013
it wouldn't shock me if they changed the rules to get her in the chase , they did it for R.O.Y. ...
#35 Jul 2, 2013
Seems you have issues.
Not a fan of hers.
I can't see myself arguing over a driver I don't care about.
#37 Jul 3, 2013
If NASCAR took your attitude towards every driver as you do Danica.
we wouldn't have but 5 to 7 drivers on the track.
Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL
#38 Jul 3, 2013
It's obvious why she is there and there is nothing any of us can do about it. It's just one more thing to laugh about on a Sunday afternoon or Saturday evening.
Lake Pleasant, NY
#41 Jul 3, 2013
when they change rules for 1 person , it hard for true fans to get behind her ...
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Since: May 07
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#42 Jul 3, 2013
Shows how much you know about nascar...You didn't even acknowledge that Matt Kenseth & Kurt Busch have won the championship since Jeff Gordon's last Championship. BTW if it wasn't for the chase, Johnson & Stewart would only be two time champions; Carl Edwards would be a two time champion as well; Kevin Harvick would also have a championship to his name & Jeff Gordon would've added two more to his resume puting him only one away from catching Dale Sr and Richard Petty. Oh and by the way, both Labontes are still active and both have championships to their name.
#43 Jul 3, 2013
"she was giving critiques of other drivers"?
I recall other drivers and commentators "critiquing" HER.
19 races and she has to "prove" something?
"circus that is the Danica show".
Any other driver would dream of being in the same circus.
Wait until the first black driver enters the field.
Since Wendell Scott.
#44 Jul 3, 2013
Why do you think there is a 43 car field?
What rule did they change for her?
#45 Jul 4, 2013
how about the R.O.Y.....
#46 Jul 4, 2013
#48 Jul 4, 2013
They changed the rules for her?
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