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Old 02-17-2013, 03:58 PM
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Thumbs up Go Danica!

Danica Patrick won pole position for the next week Daytona 500 race.

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By Steve Almasy, CNN
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(CNN) -- She says she was brought up to be the fastest driver, not the fastest girl.

On Sunday, none of the boys was faster than the girl.

Danica Patrick became the first woman to win the pole position for the Daytona 500, posting a lap of 196.434 mph Sunday.

In doing so, she also became the first woman to win a pole at any NASCAR top-division race.

"When the pressure is on and when the spotlight is on, they ultimately become some of my better moments," she said.

Danica Patrick revs up new video game Danica Patrick enters world of NASCAR Danica: 'I'm lucky to be a female'

Patrick, who was the favorite to win the pole, said she felt some nerves because of the high expectations.

"I feel more nervous when there is more on the line," she said. "It was, 'Just don't make a stupid mistake.' "

She said that driving a qualifying lap at Daytona -- where drivers shift gears three times then run the engine in its highest gear -- was 90% crew preparation and 10% driver.

Not so, said her crew chief, Tony Gibson, who said it's an even split.

"I'm proud of her. She didn't falter," he said.

She will start in the front row in the February 24 race, alongside Jeff Gordon, who ran a lap at the 2.5 mile Daytona International Speedway at 196.292 mph.

Co-car owner and fellow driver Tony Stewart said, "She runs so smooth, keeps such a smooth line, and that's what you have to do to carry speed here."

The rest of the field will be set in two qualifying races scheduled for Thursday.

Patrick won a pole last year at Daytona in the Nationwide Series, NASCAR's second division. She finished 38th in that race and in the Daytona 500.

Janet Guthrie previously held both the records for qualifying by a female driver. She qualified ninth for two races in 1977, and her best Daytona starting position was 18th in 1980.

Patrick, 30, is in her first full year as a NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver. Last year she made 10 Sprint Cup starts, qualifying no better than 23rd.

Gordon, a three-time champion at the Daytona 500, considered the Super Bowl of NASCAR, welcomed Patrick into the front row.

"This is great from the sport and the rest of us will benefit from it," he said. "I'm proud to sit on the front row with her."

Patrick said the pole is one of the top moments for her as an IndyCar driver when she became the first woman to win a race in that series and was the first woman to ever lead a lap at the famed Indy 500.

She also said that the wait to see if she had won the pole was made more agonizing because she had gone to work out as other drivers went one by one, trying to best her top lap.

Asked how she was going to celebrate, she said, sounding much like a NASCAR driver: "I'm probably gonna grab some beers."
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:58 PM
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There was once a time when I would have liked her to position herself on my pole. Not so much anymore.
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There was once a time when I would have liked her to position herself on my pole. Not so much anymore.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:23 PM
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Am I the only one that was hoping for a nude pic of Danica?

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I guess she can keep her right foot down and turn left with the best of them....


when there's nobody else on the track. Sadly for her, its also the race for which the qualifying position is the most irrelevant.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:16 PM
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Am I the only one that was hoping for a nude pic of Danica?

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Oops. You're right. I just realized that!


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I guess she can keep her right foot down and turn left with the best of them....


when there's nobody else on the track. Sadly for her, its also the race for which the qualifying position is the most irrelevant.
Well yeah. The pole position holder usually doesn't win the race.

But still, if that's is that easy, why is it that everybody else was trying their best to win the pole position and couldn't do it? Give her (and her crew) the credit they deserve.

She has it made hard for her in these races. The other drivers just love to crash into her. What are they afraid of so much?
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Thank you for your thoughtful contribution to this thread.
My pleasure. Took me no time at all to come up with that one.
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Same as she did in Indy Cars, as soon as it gets crowded, she'll be the first to lift.

But still, first woman to take a NASCAR top series pole... Good for her. Must be empowering for all women ( or some crap like that ).
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Same as she did in Indy Cars, as soon as it gets crowded, she'll be the first to lift.

But still, first woman to take a NASCAR top series pole... Good for her. Must be empowering for all women ( or some crap like that ).
Yeah. My wife now doesn't want to do the dishes. If Danica is going to win next weekend, I'll be the one doing to laundry too.
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Yeah. My wife now doesn't want to do the dishes. If Danica is going to win next weekend, I'll be the one doing to laundry too.
Tell the wife if she personally can post a faster lap time (be it at autocross or a track day) than you, you'll gladly do the dishes and laundry. Either way, you'd win by getting the wife involved in car stuff.





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Good for her. I like her grit and determination.
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Good for her. I like her grit and determination.
That's my perspective on this.
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And Donovan McNabb congratulated her on winning the race. Is he psychic?

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And Donovan McNabb congratulated her on winning the race. Is he psychic?

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And Jeff Gordon said that he was the fastest guy on the track.


No. 2 qualifier Jeff Gordon congratulates Daytona
500 pole winner Danica Patrick. They'll share the front
row in next Sunday's Great American Race.
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And Jeff Gordon said that he was the fastest guy on the track.
Well, technically he was right, no?

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Well, technically he was right, no?

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He was, and that was his joking about it.
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it was a bit disappointing to watch her come around turn 4 at the Daytona 500 for the final lap in 3rd and then have a train of cars draft by her to the finish, but she certainly proved herself as professional driving force in NASCAR now
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it was a bit disappointing to watch her come around turn 4 at the Daytona 500 for the final lap in 3rd and then have a train of cars draft by her to the finish, but she certainly proved herself as professional driving force in NASCAR now
Did the idiot in front of her blocked her on purpose? She would still come forth if he didn't slow down.
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Her boyfriend's first name is Ricky and he is a 'Jr' -- Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Perfect!

i was in Cocoa Beach - just down the coast from Daytona - last week and a news reporter referred to Danica's boy friend as Ricky Steinhouse, Jr.
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Did the idiot in front of her blocked her on purpose? She would still come forth if he didn't slow down.
Here it is. Look at car #16.

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Blew a tire in the middle of a turn, and crashed right into the wall half heads on (45 degrees). Walked out like nothing happened. Out of the race.
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If Playboy pay enough... maybe!
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