I doubt its solely her decision as she has lots of people behind her and advising her. While she may have a say-so, if Tony is pushing this, she will go with him? She has known Tony a long time and vice-versus and respects him and trusts his choices are the right ones for her? Guess we'll see?
Edited as a second thought-- this race IS the same day as the Indy 500, so maybe nascar had some input in this decision as well? Nascar maybe wanting Indycars most popular driver for the last 7 yrs, and now in nascar, to drive in this race and draw attention away from the Indy 500 and bring more attention to this Sprint Cup race on the same day? Its all about ratings afterall?
The late Dan Wheldon said from the commentator booth last yr while Danica was qualifying for the 500 on bump day, that "it wouldnt be the Indy 500 without a Danica Patrick in it". Well--now she isnt--bad for indycar and good for Nascar. However--it wont be the Indy 500 without a Dan Wheldon in it either--sadly. Indycar is taking 2 big negative hits this yr for the 500, as well as their other races.
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on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:15 pm, edited 2 times in total.