Danica Patrick Finish Thread

Discussion in 'World Sports' started by UncleChris, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. UncleChris

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    I'm not bashing her as much as I am the media around her. A male driver with the same 5 year performance wouldn't have gotten 1/50th of the press that she did because of her gender. That's the beef. She is a mediocre driver and the press given her was hugely disproportionate to her performance.

    And actually, I misquoted her.... She said she didn't want to stay if she couldn't REMAIN competitive..... the point being is that she never was....
     
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    Uh-huh. Do you think I can't read?

    I'm sure that's true.

    So what?
     
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    She didn't get all the press solely by virtue of being female. She got it because she was SMMMMMOKINNN'!!

     
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    I like her even tho I too wished she was a better driver. Still she kicked the door wide open for women drivers. That's a good thing.
     
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    That appears questionable...... :shrug:


    "She can go fast, but she can't race. I think she's come a long way, but she's still not a race car driver. And I don't think she's ever going to be a race car driver." Richard Petty
     
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    ...and that pretty much sums it up..... ;)
     
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    Janet Guthrie was the one who really "kicked in the door," but she didn't get the media because a) things were 10 times worse for a women driver in the late '70's and 2). she bore a striking resemblance to Hillary Clinton.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Guthrie
     
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    Then she didn't kick it open. Lots of young girls want to be the next DP and better. I wish DP would have went back to Indy car she was better at that and IMO. Plus after a few years in NASCAR I think she would have been an even better Indy Car driver. She needed to get more aggressive. Wheel to wheel in Indy she would back off. After a few NASCAR seasons I don't think she would have anymore.
     

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