Iam sorry to hear that Ryan was overlooked, but he isnt the first and wont be the last now in Nascar.
Lots of drivers have been upset through the yrs at the attention Danica gets, but she cant really control that, and probably doesnt want to? However at times she has said its uncomfortable to be in the media spotlight so much, with everyone watching everything you do good and bad, but its not something you ignore, as fame can dissappear in a heartbeat, so enjoy it and use it while you can.
In indycar all her 7 yrs her autograph lines were longer then most others combined, so lots of drivers are glad she is gone now from stealing their spotlight, whether they would have one or not? When she set at a long table with many other drivers her lines were long but it helped as the lines formed walking by other drivers so tough for fans to ignore them all. I remember seeing Mike Conway, her teammate once sitting almost bored at a seperate table fairly close to hers, but the long lines were for Danicas table only and I felt sorry for him, but that happened to many other drivers as well, some more then others.
It'll probably happen in NNS also but in Cup there are quite a few big stars so not so much.
There is some wild speculaing that if she can do well, and IF she goes FT to Cup in 2013, she may rival Dale Jr for most popular and that would burst his bubble for sure, but dont think that will happen with the fan base he has, but he does need to win soon?? As it is in NNS FT now she could go for most popular in NNS and likely win, as drivng PT she wasnt eligible.