these responses are just several more reasons that i firmly hope she whips the socks off the rest of them come race day. i just can't believe some of the irrational stuff people come up with.
Does Danica Patrick’s lighter weight give her an advantage at Daytona?
Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:00 PM
Although she can drive a race car better than most/all of us she has a 1 in 43 chance of winning. Unlikely yes, does her weight give he advantage,no, experience and skill have lots to do with it. Each of which she doesn't have enough of yet in NASCAR...She will do fine as long as she stays out of trouble.
Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:38 AM
Stuff like this is exactly why I LOATH NASCAR. Bunch of whining crybaby poor sportsman. They go out there in what amounts to little more than a high speed demolition derby running litteraly INCHES from each other at upwards of 200 mph or better then get all butthurt when someone bumps them, intentional or not, then when someone gets more press or does better than them on a regular basis they have to start stuff like this. I have been involved in drag racing and have been an NHRA member for over 25 years and you rarely EVER encounter this sort of thing in that motorsport.
Besides that, the races last so long they get boring.
Wow ! Dude.
Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:55 AM
It would seem to me that her wieght and less muscle mass would hinder things in a tuff situation- like trying to get it together in a spin or slide . Turning the wheel fast one way to another in a slide has to be effected by strong fast arms and upper body muscle. Mark Martin might not weigh much but look at his arms. They're 4 ft long !
Danicas size may work to her advantage as there's less of her to get mashed . She doesn't take up much room in the cockpit.
There's a ton of interest in Nascar. It's a super successful sport. It's a true sport because you can get killed. I love drag racing. But it's not quite as big as the Nascar. Nascar is kind of like a chess game. Strategy and making moves. It's a long game. In Drags you can have stuff go wrong but there's more likelyhood of stuff going wrong over a 3 or 4 hour stretch of running full out in Nascar that is not there in Drags. It's two different things. Both are great. If the Drags had 100, 000 people at every race you'd here all different sides to everything just like you do in NASCAR !!!
There are cry babies in every sport- I'm sure.
Edited by Fender, 24 February 2013 - 05:58 AM.