Question asked--"I would like to see how Danica compares to other open-wheel drivers who made the move to NASCAR."
-- Bob, Chico, Calif.
Your wish, my command. As a reminder: Patrick, through 19 races of her rookie year, is currently 27th in the standings.
*In his rookie season of 2008, Sam Hornish Jr., a three-time IndyCar champion, was 33rd in points after 19 races.
*In his rookie season of '08, Dario Franchitti, now a four-time IndyCar champ, was 37th in points after six races. He failed to qualify in his seventh race and then was injured in a wreck and missed several starts. He returned to IndyCar the following year.
*In his rookie season of 2007, Juan Pablo Montoya was 20th in points after 19 races.
What does all this mean? To me, it is further proof that what Patrick is accomplishing this season is impressive.
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Therefore for the naysayers here who compare her to veterans give it a rest as the reality is this article and the stats of the other open wheelers in Nascar. The fact that Hornish as ive mentioned before taking so long 146 races to win a NNs considering how great he was in Indycar, makes him look worse now doesn't it, because at this point of 19 races he was much worse--end of story.