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Patrick’s Pole Position

Sprint Cup driver Danica Patrick made history this week, becoming the first woman ever to secure the pole position for a race in NASCAR’s top division. Patrick – who drives the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS – didn’t win just any pole, either. Her blazing 196.434 miles per hour time…

Sprint Cup driver Danica Patrick made history this week, becoming the first woman ever to secure the pole position for a race in NASCAR’s top division.

Patrick – who drives the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS – didn’t win just any pole, either. Her blazing 196.434 miles per hour time secured the top spot in NASCAR’s biggest race of the year – next Sunday’s Daytona 500.

“I was brought up to be the fastest driver, not the fastest girl,” the 30-year-old bombshell said. “That was instilled in me from very young, from the beginning.”

Patrick has recorded seven top 10 finishes in three years on the NASCAR Nationwide circuit – in addition to her exploits as the most successful female racer in IndyCar Series history. Patrick is the only woman to ever win an IndyCar Series race, and her third place finish in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 is the best-ever by a woman.

Props to Patrick on making more history … and best of luck to her next week in Daytona.

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20 comments

sid February 18, 2013 at 1:56 am

I’ve been dreaming about seeing her on the pole.

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sid February 18, 2013 at 12:56 am

I’ve been dreaming about seeing her on the pole.

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jimlewisowb February 18, 2013 at 9:18 am

NASCAR is a dying enterprise. I congratulate Ms. Patrick’s success however it will not be enough to pull fans back into the stands.

Years ago the cameras spent a fair amount of time panning the stands. No more. Corporate America doesn’t want TV audiences to see there aren’t any fans.

The day Nascar decided to kill the Labor Day Southern Five Hundred Race at Darlington marked the beginning of the end.

The death blow will come when Richard Childress puts Number 3 back on the track with one of his grandsons at the wheel.

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shifty henry February 18, 2013 at 10:51 am

There you go!

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jimlewisowb February 18, 2013 at 8:18 am

NASCAR is a dying enterprise. I congratulate Ms. Patrick’s success however it will not be enough to pull fans back into the stands.

Years ago the cameras spent a fair amount of time panning the stands. No more. Corporate America doesn’t want TV audiences to see there aren’t any fans.

The day Nascar decided to kill the Labor Day Southern Five Hundred Race at Darlington marked the beginning of the end.

The death blow will come when Richard Childress puts Number 3 back on the track with one of his grandsons at the wheel.

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shifty henry February 18, 2013 at 9:51 am

There you go!

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ELCID February 18, 2013 at 8:40 pm

What a crock of Cow Manure!!

Her car is completely Illegal.

NASCAR is doing exactly what Indy Car tried to do with her. They gave her a fixed car in hopes that the attention would help attendance. Well it didn’t, in fact, it ruined attendance and Danica got kicked out of Indy Cars. Now, she comes to NASCAR, where last year in a legal car, she finished last most of time. But, NASCAR is the biggest racing Whore in the game. They are hurting and the fans are getting tired of watching the same type cars go round and round. When they can watch cars they can actually purchase run road races instead. So NASCAR sets up this little giveaway for Danica. What a bunch of crap.

If you want to see real racing, then watch F1. Where one car team costs more than the entire NASCAR field represents. And, the last woman who tried to get in a car, was last year. She wrecked while driving slowly back to the pits, hit a truck in the parking lot, put out her eye, and destroyed a multimillion dollar race car.

NASCAR: It’s the biggest joke in racing. You have to be a complete idiot to think it’s not fixed.

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Love Them Fast Wimmins February 18, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Geez, you cynics probably think pro wrassling is fixed too.
But it’s not like fixed cars are anything new. Remember “Smokey” Yunick?

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Major Cordite February 19, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Wasn’t he the mechanic without any balls?

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sid February 19, 2013 at 3:17 am

What’s illegal about her car? Not that I’m saying you are wrong, but her average finish last year was around 18th. Races generally start at least 40 cars, I think, so she obviously didn’t finish “last most of the time.” So, if you’re wrong about that, perhaps youare wrong about her car being illegal.

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Eli Jackson February 22, 2013 at 4:17 am

wow, you’s a total nutcase
go watch your euro fag cars lil sissy

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ELCID February 22, 2013 at 10:59 am

She was 17th in the Race yesterday. I rest my case.
By the way: I’ve raced both Stock Cars and Formula Race Cars myself. Back when they were real race cars and men, not women, drove them to win or literally died in the attempts. NASCAR is in trouble, they are looking for any way to get fans back. Ticket sales are down and dropping. I’m just pointing out their obvious farce attempt to solve the problem. Maybe they should hold a race in Japan, like Indy Car Did, so Danica can win a fixed race. So don’t hang your Homophobia on me.

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ELCID February 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm

What a crock of Cow Manure!!

Her car is completely Illegal.

NASCAR is doing exactly what Indy Car tried to do with her. They gave her a fixed car in hopes that the attention would help attendance. Well it didn’t, in fact, it ruined attendance and Danica got kicked out of Indy Cars. Now, she comes to NASCAR, where last year in a legal car, she finished last most of time. But, NASCAR is the biggest racing Whore in the game. They are hurting and the fans are getting tired of watching the same type cars go round and round. When they can watch cars they can actually purchase run road races instead. So NASCAR sets up this little giveaway for Danica. What a bunch of crap.

If you want to see real racing, then watch F1. Where one car team costs more than the entire NASCAR field represents. And, the last woman who tried to get in a car, was last year. She wrecked while driving slowly back to the pits, hit a truck in the parking lot, put out her eye, and destroyed a multimillion dollar race car.

NASCAR: It’s the biggest joke in racing. You have to be a complete idiot to think it’s not fixed.

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Love Them Fast Wimmins February 18, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Geez, you cynics probably think pro wrassling is fixed too.
But it’s not like fixed cars are anything new. Remember “Smokey” Yunick?

Reply
Major Cordite February 19, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Wasn’t he the mechanic without any balls?

Reply
sid February 19, 2013 at 2:17 am

What’s illegal about her car? Not that I’m saying you are wrong, but her average finish last year was around 18th. Races generally start at least 40 cars, I think, so she obviously didn’t finish “last most of the time.” So, if you’re wrong about that, perhaps youare wrong about her car being illegal.

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Eli Odell Jackson February 22, 2013 at 3:17 am

wow, you’s a total nutcase
go watch your euro fag cars lil sissy

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ELCID February 22, 2013 at 9:59 am

She was 17th in the Race yesterday. I rest my case.
By the way: I’ve raced both Stock Cars and Formula Race Cars myself. Back when they were real race cars and men, not women, drove them to win or literally died in the attempts. NASCAR is in trouble, they are looking for any way to get fans back. Ticket sales are down and dropping. I’m just pointing out their obvious farce attempt to solve the problem. Maybe they should hold a race in Japan, like Indy Car Did, so Danica can win a fixed race. So don’t hang your Homophobia on me.

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Squishy123 February 18, 2013 at 10:17 pm

As she’s known in the garage, “Danicunt”.

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Squishy123 February 18, 2013 at 9:17 pm

As she’s known in the garage, “Danicunt”.

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