Schmoopy1000 wrote:My take on her race, & yes I watched her entire race with her car cam.
She struggled when in a ton of traffic at restarts. Once the cars got strung out some with a lot of help from her spotter, who I think did great. She would get in a rhythm & start getting better times. Spotter wouldnt be afraid to tell her when she was overdriving or not hard enough. At one time the spotter yelled at her to stop looking in her mirror & get back to the bottom of the track (she was overdriving at the time) that he would tell her when to worry about what is behind her. & honestly once she got back in rhythm, drove away from the 11 car.
Now as far as shes a girl people racing her in certain ways. I will have to call BS on that (at this race atleast)
When she was being passed, she was being passed cleanly
When she was passing cars it was very common she would rough them up with her bumper. Sometimes on purpose sometimes I think she gets excited & drives in to hard. She even sideslammed her teammate at one time. Dont know if she has an issue with the 81 car or not, but I swear she hit him everytime she was passing him. Then when she worked her way into a top ten & had a nice rhythm going. I thought the race would end under green & she would have "earned" her top ten. But then she overdrove the car again when she was around another car (the 81 again) & slid up into the 81 & spun herself out. So she still has learning to do with car control, but her fans (I dont think she is claiming this) that other drivers are racing her differently than others.
Blaming the competition for her mistakes is weak quite honestly. So I hope she hasnt said the same things I am hearing from some of her fans.
100% Danica's fault..
81 car - Bowles was blocking her whole race in Bristol and half race in Texas..