Danica Patrick: Her career in Nascar... What went wrong?

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  1. GoldenAlley

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    She claims she never had the full support of her team. Team owner Tony Stewart has now come out and said she came to him about firing crew chief Tony Gibson, whom he had recommended.

    "We gave her everything we gave everybody else on that team," Stewart said. "She was the one that didn't believe in (competition director) Zippy and me when we told her Tony Gibson was the right crew chief for her, yet she insisted on a different crew chief anyway".

    Stewart continues, "I've kept this under my belt this whole time. But lately I'm hearing her say the team didn't believe in her, which isn't right".

    "We all believed in her. But the best crew chief we had and the best pairing for her she didn't want. She was her own worst enemy in that equation."
     
  2. Zgeo

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    Kind of like when LeAnn Rhymes fired her Dad as manager , she didn’t do squat after that day.......
     
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    I bet she was hell to communicate with.
    Daniel Swarez, who has only learned to speak English in 5-6 years is doing better than her in just 1 yr at SHR.

    I thought she was overrated when she came to Nascar.
     
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    Yeah, they are so similar....:confused:
     
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    She is and always was a back of the pack driver. No team or crew chief can change that. Shes one of those drivers small time, single car orginizations hire.

    Should she be in nascar? Sure, but the bigger race teams would be wise to invest in someone with a higher ceiling
     
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    Kyle Petty tells it like it is....love him

    @GoldenAlley what brought this about?...did you hear a Tony Stewert podcast or something?
     
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    She defiantly could not handle being in a back even of pack car.....though that's where she usually was with good equipment.
     
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    I think she could do well in gokarts
     
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    She has a ride.....Aaron Rogers....;):p
     
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    Laughing
     
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    She was by far the worst driver to ever be on a major team in Cup for multiple years in the history of the sport. She had 7 top-10s, no top-5s and no wins in 191 races at SHR. Aric Almirola, who is probably an average cup driver, had 17 top-10s, 4 top-5s and win in 36 races his first season taking over the same car.
     
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    You mean other than a woman whose profession is driving?
     
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    I am excited to see how Haile Deegan does, hopes she can secure a good ride in Xfinity ...and beyond.
     
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    What's up, boo?
     
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    I didn't understand your question/comment....I know sometimes your connection will cause a lag and mess your comment up.
     
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    I was just saying that women tend to be shitty drivers, but I bet you make a phenomenal sammich Winking
     
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    She just wasn’t good. She was literally only hyped up because she is a girl. Had she had a penis, no one would have covered this person and they would have lost their ride years before.

    But to answer your question, what went wrong is that she wasn’t good. She wasn’t even average. She wasn’t even below average. By all accounts she was a bad race car driver.
     
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    I bet you $1000 my insurance is cheaper than yours.....and of course I can make a better sandwich.
     
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    She also had a built in sponsor with Go Daddy...til they finally dropped her.
     
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    I drive a sports car, so that's possible, but I'll take you up on that sandwich
     
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    Sports car eh?.....you begging for food I guess.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    RollLaugh...the up close face killed me!!
     
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    She couldn't drive competitively. He had the car, backing and crew chief but would run like one horse team. When ever she wrecked it was always someone else fault so it isn't a surprise she is throwing Stewart under the bus. She also isn't in the limelite now so she needs to run her mouth to get some attention.
     
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    She should have stayed in Indy cars, some drivers just don’t make that transition
     
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    The only one who cried when she left was ESPN.
     
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    The only driving she is good at is driving the knife into a peanut butter jar to make sandwiches.
     
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    You know how this board and NASCAR are alike?

    They both have RULES.

    Which are meant to be followed.

    OP should be penalized a lap.
     
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    Danica Patrick in the back of a car? Yeah, I'd be OK with that. SmokinSmile

    And I'd bring my own equipment.

    [​IMG]
     
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    kybuckeye2, this is exactly what she is - a self-promoter.

    She went over to Nascar when she didn't do squat in Indy cars. Janet Guthrie and Lynn St. James did more with less.
     
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    As someone who doesn't give a rip about NASCAR: Don't care, had secks.
     
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    Thank you.gif
     
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    Kevin Harvick is my favorite driver. He's said he shared his notes and setups with her but she couldn't drive them and stopped responding to him.

    She also wouldn't take advice from Kurt Busch, who's also drove Indy Car, about how different the two were. She never could grasp the fact a stock car will change over the course of a run while in Indy Car your car is basically the same the entire race.

    I think her stubborn attitude was her downfall. She said she was always open for advice on how to get better but it seems she never took any.

    Anywho I'm looking forward to Earnhardt Jr's niece, Karsyn Elledge, coming up through the ranks in the coming years. She had a nasty wreck the other day in the USAC midgets. She's ok though.
     
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    Have any drivers successfully made the transition? She actually did ok in the Xfinity series.
     
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    Didn't Tony Stewart drive Indy cars before going to Nascar?
     
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    Imagine that.

    A woman asks for your opinion, in an area you're an expert, and then disregards it completely in order to do what she wanted all along.

    And you're the one at fault.


    <looks around for shocked face>
     
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    He did it in the same damn day.
     
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    Just like Richard Petty said about Danica...
    “She can drive fast. But, she can’t race”
    Driving fast to win the pole position is a lot
    different than actually racing!




    GO CANES!!!!
     

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