Just a great week for her and all of SHR racing.
As far as the pits, that clearly wasn't her fault. It was pointed out that it was actually a bad pit spot under green flag. Her times were fine coming on and off pit road, it was the rolling start the others had that gave her a disadvantage. One of the early stops, her crew even took about 2 seconds longer than the norm. So in the pits, I thought she did well.
Considering that no one was going low for the pass and making it work during the race, there's no reason to fault her for staying in line. Remember, she is a rookie.
The one time I thought she should have tried to go low was in fact when JJ took the lead. When Dale came low, he had too big of a run to cut him off, but JJ's progress was much slower and would have accommodated her. So, what do you do when JJ is coming? Again, it hasn't worked all day, and if it doesn't in this spot, you could easily be out of the top 10.
Great point someone made on her muscling out of the sucker hole late..that really was impressive driving...almost Smoke-like.
First female to win a pole, first to lead a lap at Daytona (and she did have to drive there to get it), and highest finish by a female....I'd say the rookie had an awesome week. If Tony doesn't get wrecked, we're probably celebrating 3 SHR racers in the top 10.
The future's so bright..I gotta wear