Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:34 pm
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:14 pm
Smoke14TS wrote:*raises hand*
I see your skepticism but honestly, everyone was pretty tentative. Hardly anyone made moves, her included, so it's hard to really judge her based off that. Basically a lot of people had her pegged to fall out of the front group and finished way back and she stayed up there all race so I think that's where all the kudos come from. She was in the picture all day long.
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:19 pm
futura64 wrote:HTower wrote:
And now can someone give me a non emotional reaction?
in typical hater fashion, you invent something to complain about.
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:45 pm
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:51 pm
michaeljohn wrote:ill give her more credit when it comes to the tracks where skill comes into play, not saying she doesnt have skill, but tracks like vegas, phoenix, cali, michigan and all mile and a half tracks that many of the stars struggle at, that is the true test.
Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:02 am
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Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:13 pm
HTower wrote:Am I the only one not impressed with her performance today?
She stayed in line all day, I can't recall a single time she made a move to pass, and was slow leaving her pit box all day. She kept her nose (and car) clean all day but she never struck me as being able to make a move to put herself in a position to win. When did she lead a 2 car tandem push? She had excellent equipment, that's for sure, but that's not the same as doing a great job driving it.
Can someone point out how she did a great job driving today?
I don't know what to think of her just yet as a driver. She looked tentative today. Congrats on the 8th place finish though.
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:23 pm
futura64 wrote:She reaffirmed what I already knew. She has the courage and will to be a winner. As with any rookie, right now she lacks the knowledge and skill to make the proper moves at the appropriate times in these cars. She admitted that and her frustration with herself over that in her post race interview. She's always been a quick learner. It will come. Right now she just needs to exercise patience (not her greatest virtue), get more seat time and try to avoid the dnf's of last season as much as possible.
There will be good days and bad days this season, but it looks to be a fun ride to watch. I know I'm looking forward to it.
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:36 am
michaeljohn wrote:well i guess there are a ton of morons working cars or everyone would be successful on cookie cutters.
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:14 pm
funblvble wrote:If you want a specific examples of where she performed well in the race here are a couple I can remember:
1) Lap 89 restart where she started on the inside line and passed Michael Waltrip on the outside line and slid up in front of him to take the lead and lead her first Sprint Cup lap. Same move Jeff Gordon made on her on lap 1.
2) Not sure of the specific lap but on another restart she was again on the inside a few rows back and Paul Menard moved her to the 'sucker hole' and she muscled her way back down in front of him regaining her position and pushing him out of the way.
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo
Danica Patrick's average track position yesterday was 5.2, 2nd-best in the field, trailing winner Jimmie Johnson (5.0)
It is easy to see why she was frustrated and not satisfied after the race. Going into the race her goal was a Top 10 but then she knew with a bit more experience she had a real shot to win it...so she was ticked off afterwards.
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:30 pm