"I want to see Johanna Long in top notch equipment. She is a good driver."
Facts are for her to get that--she needs to get sponsors, as money talks and those without it walk--or race PT or not at all.
What I laugh at the most regarding all other female drivers is most all female drivers say they never want to be LIKE Danica and YET --are they blind--cant they see what Danica has made for herself? Facts are--these other females always say they want to just be known as a driver--thats "bull" --and NEVER going to happen. They WILL always BE known as female drivers and when one of them starts seeing or understanding that and cleans herself up and goes looking for sponsors showing them she CAN represent them and help sell their products AS a female, then and ONLY then will we see another female with good sponsors and a better team, but NOT untill then.
Danica has done nothing even remotely immoral as most all female celebs, young & old have posed in bathing suits for magazines etc or TV stuff. Danica has been in CSI NY, portrayed in the Simpsons and other tv shows, and her own character in a Nascar game and other Video games now. IF other female drivers CANT see the advantage in that--then they deserve to live in their own little low income world where they will NEVER have a chance for anything better as race results alone WONT help them as there are lots of winning drivers without rides these days --period. This world is about $$$'s and those who can earn it, and without that-- they might as well stay home on their couch.
BTW--friends told me some time ago that those 2 young sister race car drivers (forgot their names) had both said they would love to be in magazines/photo shoots etc to earn money and get noticed to be able to drive more races but the problem with them is apparently-- no one wants them and thats another issue for some. If you dont have what it takes--your done as well-- Its a tough world.