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Old 02-26-2012, 12:11 PM
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Default Anyone follow Cup? If so.. Are you as sick of Danica as I am?

God lord... Enough already!

If a male counterpart had her track record he'd not have a ride let alone her level of media saturation....

This crap is part of why I am far more into grass roots Dirt racing anymore and loosing interest in NASCAR...
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:36 PM
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Nope, I love her. <3
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:57 PM
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She's in a top ride and has never even won a race in a Stock car in any level in NASCAR or ARCA.. I don't *dislike* her.... But she is seriously highly overrated and I am tired of hearing about her so much when there are drivers far more skilled than her without a ride...

Cute, Nice, and friends in the right places (and i admit some skill) should not get you to where she is... Results should and in my opinion One Indy win (A fuel mileage win at that) are not results...

Just my opinion though... But it's driving me and many I know away from the sport, it's becoming far more about who you know than your skill behind the wheel...
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:05 PM
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Uhh which drivers without rides? That are better?

Looks like 43 cars whenever the rain stops. Lots of bad drivers in that lineup.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:26 PM
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Well for one, David Regan won his first race last year, has far better stats and is rideless...

And there are tons of drivers who deserve the spot more than her, Tons...

But NASCAR has become about money, sales, commercialism...

I spend time each year in Eden NC, have a friend there who took me to meet Chocolate and spent hours at the Railroad Cafe listening to old school guys talk... That era is gone and the superstar one is here and I for one don't much like it...

I have seen this sport change so much, and I will stick to WoO, Lucas and the likes for racing... Money is still a factor no doubt, but you don't have to be gorgeous, just talented...

I say name me one, just one male driver with her stats who get the kind of media play she does... Or even a ride in Nationwide...

Anyhow, LOL this is a passionate sport and we all are entitled to our own opinions, that's part of what built it up...

I guess I am in the minority here, but that's cool...

In my house alone we have bitter rivalry with everyone having different drivers...

I remember meeting Kenny S and him making fun of my choice of driver coat... LOL
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:38 PM
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I love how people talk about her win like "oh it was just fuel strategy, without that strategy she wouldn't have won." Um, yeah. There are LOTS of races that come down to fuel strategy, wins and losses on fuel strategy. That's part of racing, IRL or NASCAR both. I remember SCREAMING at the television last year when Dale Jr. ran out of gas on the straightaway to the finish line last year and blew his first win in what, four years?

For that matter there's plenty of people who think Junior is way overrated and shouldn't be racing anymore either based on his win record... but he's still one of the most popular NASCAR drivers right now...

Personally, I'm not a fan of a sports figure or sports team just because they win a lot. God knows as a Chicago Bears and Cubs fan I couldn't be. I like who I like and don't bail on somebody if they're not winning. So I'm a Danica fan, and a Junior fan, win or lose.
Also, love her or hate her, she is the best female driver out there right now and also happens to have set (and holds) plenty of records.
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God knows as a Chicago Bears and Cubs fan I couldn't be.
That is the honest to goodness truth, and in case you ever forget,
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Not only do the bears suck, so do I, I can't get this **** thing to embed in the post
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I don't follow nascar. but out of curiosity I googled this Danica person
and all I gotta say is "DAMMNNNNNN"

Driving skills or no.
The girl CAN ROCK A BIKINI


So I raise my glass to you.. girl who can both drive race cars with the boys, and still rock a bikini with the girls lol
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I love how people talk about her win like "oh it was just fuel strategy, without that strategy she wouldn't have won." Um, yeah. There are LOTS of races that come down to fuel strategy, wins and losses on fuel strategy. That's part of racing, IRL or NASCAR both. I remember SCREAMING at the television last year when Dale Jr. ran out of gas on the straightaway to the finish line last year and blew his first win in what, four years?

For that matter there's plenty of people who think Junior is way overrated and shouldn't be racing anymore either based on his win record... but he's still one of the most popular NASCAR drivers right now...

Personally, I'm not a fan of a sports figure or sports team just because they win a lot. God knows as a Chicago Bears and Cubs fan I couldn't be. I like who I like and don't bail on somebody if they're not winning. So I'm a Danica fan, and a Junior fan, win or lose.
Also, love her or hate her, she is the best female driver out there right now and also happens to have set (and holds) plenty of records.

Just to be clear, LOL

My favorite drivers are far from the ones who win every week...

I like the guys who would race a golf cart if that's all their was, guys like the two Kenny's, Robby Gordon, Dave Blaney, my favorite for several years was Mikey... I do like Harvick and Smoke who are the most sucsessful of my favorites..

I do think Jr is overrated and I was a fan of his Daddy... My Mom and I argue this point a lot LOL

I did not mean to get your back up, sorry... I just get tired of the overexposure of a driver I don't think has earned it yet...

I do argue for/ against drivers all the time, it's kind of a right of passage in this sport and posted this not to get into an actual argument :-) so I will back off now because clearly you are taking it more seriously than I meant...
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