All things Danica
Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:51 am
She was running tenth, but a lapped car raced her hard for no reason and she spun out. Decent recovery. She is starting to really get this now.
Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:21 am
The only thing that shocks me each week is how hard she seems to race her teammate Cole Whitt.
Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:25 am
He kind of put down how they were going to race each other when he took her out at Daytona in February.
Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:34 am
And you think that Jr, his sister and Both CC's are ok with this? I think at some point something will be said.
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:01 pm
I am sure that they have already had meetings. Cole Whitt doesn't exactly treat her the most on track respect himself. Oh well not all teammates get along.
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:39 pm
True that SS, it's a two way street on the respect thing. At some point if it truly becomes a problem all I was saying is that the powers from above step in.
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:45 pm
if she keeps crashing her way to finishes she will drop out of the tp 10 (20 points) and that is saying alot............. cole isnt paid to be her friend, he is out there to do the same as she is, unless Jr has a problem with it, there is no reason to even talk about it.
Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:04 pm
Ditto,end of discussion!
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:28 am
Yeah, but you've gotta feel for her. It's hard to win races and show your full potential when there are guys out there constantly trying to make sure you don't do so well. Just because she's a girl doesn't mean that she can't race. It just means that she has to learn how to avoid wrecks with her name on them. Guys hate losing to a 'girl', so they push her out of the way to make it look like she can't drive.
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:01 am
that excuse is used all the time, "because she is a girl." i never hear anyone coming on here and sticking up for the other women that race and say "its because she is a girl, so no one wants to lose a girl." it only comes up when danica is racing, she is a spoiled lil princess who bit off more than she can chew, i look fwd to all the headaches stewart is going to have next year dealing with her and her crashing.......
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:58 am
michaeljohn wrote:that excuse is used all the time, "because she is a girl." i never hear anyone coming on here and sticking up for the other women that race and say "its because she is a girl, so no one wants to lose a girl." it only comes up when danica is racing, she is a spoiled lil princess who bit off more than she can chew, i look fwd to all the headaches stewart is going to have next year dealing with her and her crashing.......
I really love how you say things like they are facts.
Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:57 pm
she already has a cup ride for next year. therefore, all NW drivers are required to let her on by and win
Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:00 pm
jamo14 wrote:she already has a cup ride for next year. therefore, all NW drivers are required to let her on by and win
Yeah because she feel entitled and has shown that right?
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:56 pm
My take on her race, & yes I watched her entire race with her car cam.
She struggled when in a ton of traffic at restarts. Once the cars got strung out some with a lot of help from her spotter, who I think did great. She would get in a rhythm & start getting better times. Spotter wouldnt be afraid to tell her when she was overdriving or not hard enough. At one time the spotter yelled at her to stop looking in her mirror & get back to the bottom of the track (she was overdriving at the time) that he would tell her when to worry about what is behind her. & honestly once she got back in rhythm, drove away from the 11 car.
Now as far as shes a girl people racing her in certain ways. I will have to call BS on that (at this race atleast)
When she was being passed, she was being passed cleanly
When she was passing cars it was very common she would rough them up with her bumper. Sometimes on purpose sometimes I think she gets excited & drives in to hard. She even sideslammed her teammate at one time. Dont know if she has an issue with the 81 car or not, but I swear she hit him everytime she was passing him. Then when she worked her way into a top ten & had a nice rhythm going. I thought the race would end under green & she would have "earned" her top ten. But then she overdrove the car again when she was around another car (the 81 again) & slid up into the 81 & spun herself out. So she still has learning to do with car control, but her fans (I dont think she is claiming this) that other drivers are racing her differently than others.
Blaming the competition for her mistakes is weak quite honestly. So I hope she hasnt said the same things I am hearing from some of her fans.
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:28 pm
Didn't realize that lap cars should race a lead lap car. Alright good to know.