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Merkur XR4Ti

Member Since 02 Feb 2007
Offline Last Active Jul 10 2014 08:07 AM
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In Topic: Does Danica Patrick’s lighter weight give her an advantage at Daytona?

25 March 2014 - 06:16 AM

Well for one thing, most of them have not run all 4 races so far.

 

Now I'm sure some just didn't run well enough to even qualify, but  you also have to realize most of those behind her are not using top tier equipment and are on much more limited funds. I would also bet a lot of them are running limited schedules. So if you take that into consideration,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

 

After 5 races she's 27th. There are 9 drivers behind her in the standings that have run all 5 races so far.


In Topic: Does Danica Patrick’s lighter weight give her an advantage at Daytona?

25 March 2014 - 06:14 AM


 

It's kind of telling though, that in Las Vegas, it was reported Kevin Harvick offered her some tips on working the track and she gained ten positions. Yes, she's still learning, but some of that knowledge would maybe be intuitive

to a top ten driver. You have to wonder what her cars would do in the hands of others.

 

She's at least improving this year. 40th, 36th, 21st, 18th, 14th so far.

 

Why is it a point against her that she took some advice from a seasoned racer and improved her position? It's pretty obvious she doesn't have the amount of experience some of her fellow racers do. If she can take advice from Harvick and do better, doesn't that point to an ability to learn, process, and provide results?

 

I have nothing agaisnt Danica and wish her well. I think she does herself a disservice with all the crass commercials, but it's her career and her choices and she has every right to put money in her bank account in the way she sees fit. I do think at some point she'll regret selling herself as an attractive woman (IMO) instead of a race car driver, but she's young and if she's going to make money on her looks now's the time to do it. That's capitalism for ya.

 

Count me in as hoping one day she wins a race and drives her haters absolutely bonkers. :lol:


In Topic: Jo-han ' 69 Ambassador

16 July 2013 - 08:41 AM

That is some great work! I have a '67 Ambassador built-up I'm restoring now. A great kit.