It is true Ganassi and Penske pretty much own the IRL. They will all the races, most of the time its Ganassi 1-2 Penske 1-2 or they all finish 1-4th.
At the same time Andretti Autosport was right up there with Ganassi and Penske. But they dropped into their own tier. Danica did what basically all her teammates (except for when Kanaan) was her teammate. While she was at Auto Andertti Marco Andertti won once, Mike Conway once (a fluke win), Ryan Huntereay twicem abd Hiekki Mutoh didn't win at all. She wasn't a championship contender season in or season out, but wasn't by any means a midpacker. She was a 5th to 8th place driver. Which is more than any other woman has done.
This is what I predict: She will probably have two top fives, and eight top tens and finish tenth in nationwide points. She runs for rookie of the year in Cup in 2013 earn no top fives, like four top tens, and finishes 25th in points. After that she becomes a respectable cup driver and I bet even wins a race in Cup by season three or four.
Cup: 14, 1, 29, 88, 99, 11, 17, 39, 15, 5, 2, 16
NW: 7, 31, 3, 11, 60, 88, 12
Trucks: 9, 88, 3, 7, 17, 31
IRL: 10, 11, 12, 26, 3, 38, 27
RIP Dan Wheldon
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