Listen to his interview when he as much says he doesnt know why the car is slower then it was in practice? Perhaps the reason JGR didnt fight to keep him was because he simply isnt that good as he once was with Tony yrs ago, as Logano has alot of experience and yet did nothing to bragg about with Zippy, now did he??
Also using that "Danica is with a new team" is crap and you know it. Danica knows how to drive a track like Daytona as mentioned but she cant do much with a car that doesnt have the speed. Daytona is not a track where a driver has to do anything but hold their foot on the floor as Ryan even said in an interview. IF the car isnt fast--then its a car problem and Zippy clearly doesnt know whats wrong? Then of course a big worry is the overheating problem all of them with chevys are having.
My concen is Nascar and everyone is using Danica for all they can get from her, but the real Nascar fans who may be "on the fence" not knowing whether to like her or not, are seeing the negative side of this merger deal and the negative media people are just loving anything like buying her way in the Daytona 500 or now this poor qualifying effort to put her down. I just cant understand why she allows herself to be put in these situations as she clearly either has poor advisors or she isnt thinking it through or doesnt care, but a young Danica I watched with the fire to compete would never allow herself to be bought and sold like this merger deal, legal or not, or have a slow turtle of a car and just smile about it and tell the media its OK--thats crap.
Maybe Iam wrong for worrying about how she is perceived, but she represents other females and young ones whether she wants to or not and everything she does is under the microscope feeding ammunition to those wanting and hoping she fails. The bad part is when it gets so bad her sponsor starts suffering for it, and they dump her over it, will there be another ready to jump in? There is no Peak decal on her cars this yr that Ive seen so they already have cut funding for her apparently--whos next?
Its nice that some are defending Danica/SHR etc over all this and making excuses for a slow car etc, but it cant hide the reality of how she is looked at and thats the truth here? OH well --the bright spot Iam looking forward to is her NNS crew who does know how to give her a fast car for Daytona may be the best part of this Daytona weekend coming up?
BTW--I wont complain here anymore as it is what it is from here on out. Its her life and her career and if she cant see the problems then as a fan all I can do is wish her well and hope for the best regardless.