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Danica Patrick fastest in
Daytona qualifying practice

USA Today, by Jeff Gluck and Heather Tucker

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 2/16/2013 4:35:08 PM

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Danica Patrick has a fast car at Daytona International Speedway -- and she just may have the fastest. Patrick notched a lap of 196.220 mph in the first official Sprint Cup Series practice of the season on Saturday. She posted the speed in the day´s second session, focused on Sunday´s qualifying for the Daytona 500. (Snip)Teammate and team owner Tony Stewart was second quickest, posting a lap of 195.363 mph. Kyle Busch was third, Dale Earnhardt Jr. fourth and Jamie McMurray fifth.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rob_NC, 2/16/2013 4:37:00 PM     (No. 9180527)

..OUCH..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 2/16/2013 4:49:47 PM     (No. 9180554)

I can´t think of a race where qualifying is more meaningless

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Javelin, 2/16/2013 4:56:15 PM     (No. 9180571)

This is of more interest than the continuing effort to make her interesting by highlighting her "personal" life.
If you want to see Championship female drivers, head on over to the NHRA. A few fortunes have been spent attemtping to iconize Patrick. One is reminded of the old saw about "an infinite number of monkeys and an infinite number of typewriters."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TheMom, 2/16/2013 5:05:23 PM     (No. 9180585)

I gotta hand it to her for hanging in there. Most women would have quit a long time ago. I´ll be wearing my Danica hat for the race.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 2/16/2013 5:06:01 PM     (No. 9180587)

Is she the airhead who recently said that Zerobama and/or the goverenment know best what to do?

Yeah, I just Binged it. Here it is:

"I leave it up to the government to make good decisions for Americans."

In your case, Danica, you´re probably rigt.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/16/2013 5:07:37 PM     (No. 9180591)

Does Danica ever win races?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lazlototh, 2/16/2013 5:37:46 PM     (No. 9180628)

#3 nailed it. Ms. Patrick seems like she belongs in the middle ranks of the drivers she races. I don´t wish her ill but if she was less photogenic there´d be no attention paid to her because her record wouldn´t command attention.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/16/2013 6:05:31 PM     (No. 9180660)

In 2003 there were only two female drivers and they managed to run into each other.

Just sayin´.......

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/16/2013 6:13:18 PM     (No. 9180675)

Danica Patrick is the Anna Kournikova of auto racing.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/16/2013 7:01:57 PM     (No. 9180731)

#9 - ZING! #3 is also correct.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: jj1319, 2/16/2013 7:03:09 PM     (No. 9180733)

With all due respect, #4, she´s really not a good driver. She´s not really hot, either. And, her attitude sucks. Always a victim.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: coldoc, 2/16/2013 7:43:39 PM     (No. 9180763)

She does fine as long as she´s the only car on the track. Put her between 3 or 4 competitors and "on come the brakes get me out of here herbie!" Usually that´s when she hits someone or gets tipped from behind. She sucks in traffic. I can´t believe she still has a seat.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Japanorama, 2/16/2013 7:56:58 PM     (No. 9180770)

As I recall, she has never won a race, but gets lots of press and hefty endorsements simply because she lacks a penis.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bullhead, 2/16/2013 8:16:06 PM     (No. 9180780)

I thought the driver´s name was Dan Icapatrick.

#13 has it right.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: kafir091101, 2/16/2013 8:39:12 PM     (No. 9180791)

One could almost think that the ‘lowbrow’ posters here were throwing javelins at Gov Palin instead of Ms Patrick! I read much of the same crap today as I read 4+ years ago.

Why is it these small minds must spew their venom when it comes to an attractive and articulate woman competing in a man’s world?

It seems that those posters with female IDs are the most strident and petty. Is it because they are frumpy and stupid and Gov Palin and Danica are not?

For the non-female negative posters, maybe it´s because their ‘squeeze’ is frumpy and stupid and Gov Palin and Danica aren’t.

Inquiring minds want to know!

Kafir



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Reply 16 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/16/2013 9:18:36 PM     (No. 9180820)

NASCAR has come along way since those days of old in the 1950s when the race was run on the beach and a stretch of Highway A1A...Some of the biggest stars in those bygone years were drivers who got their start in racing hauling moonshine and outrunning the law in the mountains of North Georgia and the Western Carolinas. Anybody else out there in Lucianne.Com Land remember the great "Junior" Johnson and "Reckless" Roy Hall?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: StuartL, 2/17/2013 3:47:12 AM     (No. 9180972)

The Last American Hero is Junior Johnson. Yes!

(Mr. Tom Wolfe explained it all. See Esquire back when it was worth reading, circa 1965.)

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Reply 18 - Posted by: StuartL, 2/17/2013 3:47:50 AM     (No. 9180974)

The Last American Hero is Junior Johnson. Yes!

(Mr. Tom Wolfe explained it all. See Esquire back when it was worth reading, circa 1965.)

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Reply 19 - Posted by: woodsman, 2/17/2013 8:31:51 AM     (No. 9181216)

Junior also backed my favorite Cale Yarborough

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 2/17/2013 9:00:27 AM     (No. 9181261)

#15 wins the off-topic prize for today´s threads.

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