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NASCAR driver and we use the term loosely when it comes to describing Danica Patrick as one of them, didn’t fare to well at the Brickyard 400. Patrick has years of experience driving around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Her experience unfortunately came in an Indy car and not a 3400 lbs NASCAR. She proved to the world that experience on a particular race track means nothing when you’re driving a different kind of race car. Patrick couldn’t even finish on the lead lap, she finished the race 2 laps down in 30th place. She is given the best equipment by a top-notch team and she can’t do any better than this at a place she drove for years. It is a shame the team lets her drive their car at a super speedway. Patrick had a tough time of it at Michigan too. The only place she did well was at Daytona. She doesn’t belong in NASCAR. She is only there to bring people into the sport. Judging by the way the stands looked at Indy during the race, that’s not working so well either. Patrick should have stayed with what she knew. It is taking her too long to grow accustomed to handling the power of a NASCAR. She isn’t built to handle those race cars. She is wasting a spot on a team that should see their car do better at a place like Indy. Why they continue to let Patrick embarrass them is anyone’s guess. They may think she is cute for now, but sooner or later the sponsors are going to complain. When they do, the team could drop Patrick faster that a hot potato. She is completely out-classed by the people who know how to handle a NASCAR.
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Danica Patrick may go a little to far to try and show she is one of the god ole boys of NASCAR. In a recent interview Ricky Stenhouse Jr. said, his mother doesn’t approve of Patrick’s drinking and her choice of words when she talks. Stenhouse Jr. admitted that Danica likes to consume her wine, and yes she likes to curses too much. I wonder if she tends to curse more when she...
Danica Patrick drinks wine and curses too much -- at least too much for boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and his mom.
"Yeah, my mom doesn't like it," Stenhouse recently told USA Today .
Stenhouse says those are two things Patrick has cut back on during the high-profile relationship between fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup rookies.
And how has she changed him?
Danica Patrick finished 30th in Sunday’s 20th Annual Brickyard 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), was making her first Sprint Cup Series start at the 2.5-mile oval. She competed at Indianapolis seven times in the IZOD IndyCar Series in the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race...