Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR's Daytona 500

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“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#1 Feb 17, 2013
Yeah, baby!! That's our GIRL!!
DRINKING PREACHER

Johnson City, TN

#2 Feb 17, 2013
Danica reminds me of a bad carpenter ,,,she can't drive a nail .....
NASCAR Mac

Charlotte, NC

#3 Feb 17, 2013
Well that settles it or me. The sport I have enjoyed since childhood is now dead to me. It truly is a fixed sport designed to bring in ratings. Congrats NASCAR. You will get the viewers who want a feel good story and not those who love the sport because "rubbin' is racin'". Good bye forever guys and tv photo op girl. Enjoy the sport you have destroyed.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#4 Feb 17, 2013
She likes poles...
lowbrace4

Jasper, AL

#5 Feb 17, 2013
Just because Vince McMahon is the new consultant to NASCAR. DP earned that part of the script.

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#6 Feb 17, 2013
Sounds like some little male egos are hurting right now. I think it's great. They built her a fast ride and she drove it to the pole. Now she's got her own pole and it's a lot bigger than any of you guys pole.

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#7 Feb 17, 2013
NASCAR Mac wrote:
Well that settles it or me. The sport I have enjoyed since childhood is now dead to me. Good bye forever guys and tv photo op girl. Enjoy the sport you have destroyed.
See this? It's the world's tiniest violin... Somebody get the crybaby a tissue.
guest

Tacoma, WA

#8 Feb 17, 2013
I had a feeling the pole jokes would be plentiful here.

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#9 Feb 17, 2013
Whoyakidding wrote:
Sounds like some little male egos are hurting right now. I think it's great. They built her a fast ride and she drove it to the pole. Now she's got her own pole and it's a lot bigger than any of you guys pole.
It's awesome. If I was Tony, I'd have done the same thing: Stick cars in the wind tunnel and put the fastest engine we can find in that sucker and let her fly like the wind. Danica has the best shot at getting the pole out of everyone out there because before any other variables come into play, the crew chief gets to put the additional weight they need to add to a car any place he wants it, right?

Makes a lot of sense to take advantage of every opportunity. I hope she'll always be the car to beat at plate races.
Mata Faka

Hermosa Beach, CA

#10 Feb 17, 2013
being the lightest driver seems to have its advantages
serfs up

Kissimmee, FL

#11 Feb 18, 2013
alpinedigital wrote:
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It's awesome. If I was Tony, I'd have done the same thing: Stick cars in the wind tunnel and put the fastest engine we can find in that sucker and let her fly like the wind. Danica has the best shot at getting the pole out of everyone out there because before any other variables come into play, the crew chief gets to put the additional weight they need to add to a car any place he wants it, right?
Makes a lot of sense to take advantage of every opportunity. I hope she'll always be the car to beat at plate races.
She has been around long enough to win races. She is not doing that. In fact, she is pretty average if that so far. But she has become rich because of her sex. Someone so middle of the road gets the same attention if not more then the top drivers. Its time for her to win races. Rewarding mediocrity is why America is falling fast.
WWE CRASHCAR 2013

Trumbull, CT

#12 Feb 18, 2013
lowbrace4 wrote:
Just because Vince McMahon is the new consultant to NASCAR. DP earned that part of the script.
I can't wait for the script when Danica and Dale Jr become an item. And Danica doesn't have to worry about post race inspections, she'll get the Jr wave around, with a wink and a nod.

“Just Add Obama ”

Since: Mar 08

Jacksonville Florida

#13 Feb 18, 2013
Somebody should ask Ricky Stenhouse Jr. if Danica likes being on the pole.

When she was in the Hollywood Hotel she stated that she wasn’t sure about the pole but was glad she was able to grab the pole.

One must wonder what her first move will be from the pole.
Nascar in Canada

Brockville, Canada

#14 Feb 18, 2013
NASCAR Mac wrote:
Well that settles it or me. The sport I have enjoyed since childhood is now dead to me. It truly is a fixed sport designed to bring in ratings. Congrats NASCAR. You will get the viewers who want a feel good story and not those who love the sport because "rubbin' is racin'". Good bye forever guys and tv photo op girl. Enjoy the sport you have destroyed.
My husband and I total agree, we are done. Moving on to the truck series. You do not see them promote other drivers like they do her, She could be 20 laps down and still she is doing a good job. We watched the ARCA race the other day, we would support Milka Duno. She was a race car d rive not some flirt. As for those Go Daddy commercials they are disgusting, guess that is why DP does them. I wonder what the NASCAR drivers would really say about her if they could???
Hilton Head

Deland, FL

#15 Feb 18, 2013
Well she proved she can run a fast car around a two and a half mile oval all by herself, but next Sunday will be a whole different story. There are too many veteran drivers and talented young guys racing today in sprint cup for her to realistically be a contender. It's like she said in her post qualifying interview, I'm no Tony Stewart.
Thats Awsome

Jackson, OH

#16 Feb 18, 2013
Great Job Danica
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#17 Feb 18, 2013
It's not who wins the pole but who's left after the wrecks and chaos of plate racing. Trevor Bayne proved that ANYTHING can happen at Daytona.

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#18 Feb 18, 2013
DRINKING PREACHER wrote:
Danica reminds me of a bad carpenter ,,,she can't drive a nail .....
I wouldn't go that low...because she sure can screw

“Psalms 51”

Since: Jun 12

Maggie Valley NC

#19 Feb 18, 2013
WWE CRASHCAR 2013 wrote:
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I can't wait for the script when Danica and Dale Jr become an item. And Danica doesn't have to worry about post race inspections, she'll get the Jr wave around, with a wink and a nod.
You just had to bring Jr. into it didnt you. Cant have a conversation about anything or anybody without someone pulling Jr into the mix. Congrats to Danica for earning the first spot on the track at Daytona. Trevor Bayne winning it is just as cool as Danica earning the top spot for 2013. I hope she does well in the race!! Please tell me where you found your version of "the script", its just as elusive as Bigfoot!!LOL, a script..........you are not lucid my friend!!
Bama Fan

Brevard, NC

#20 Feb 18, 2013
Uncle John Duckett wrote:
<quoted text>You just had to bring Jr. into it didnt you. Cant have a conversation about anything or anybody without someone pulling Jr into the mix. Congrats to Danica for earning the first spot on the track at Daytona. Trevor Bayne winning it is just as cool as Danica earning the top spot for 2013. I hope she does well in the race!! Please tell me where you found your version of "the script", its just as elusive as Bigfoot!!LOL, a script..........you are not lucid my friend!!
Jr. Fans have come to expect such actions from other fans!! my question is can anyone say they did not hear a pole joke today, I heard them all day.. LOL

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