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Old 04-21-2008
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Here's what Yahoo Sport's Bob Margolis had to say. A little harsh, but to the point:

http://sports.yahoo.com/irl/news;_yl...yhoo&type=lgns
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After what 3 years in a top ride in a series as competitive in IRL? Without a win a man would have been out of the ride after a year...
plenty of dudes without a win who are still racing...

<<<so much for that theory>>>
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plenty of dudes without a win who are still racing...

<<<so much for that theory>>>
Yup.....like Ed Carpenter, "The Rolling Chicane".
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Yup.....like Ed Carpenter, "The Rolling Chicane".

lol...thats harsh.
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plenty of dudes without a win who are still racing...

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With the exception of a certain stepson of the series owner... Not with a top team.
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Here's what Yahoo Sport's Bob Margolis had to say. A little harsh, but to the point:

http://sports.yahoo.com/irl/news;_yl...yhoo&type=lgns
I watched the race on TV. He has it exactly right. Danica is a competent middle of the pack driver but not in the top 10 of the newly combined Indy/Champ car series. She may win more races if she stays with a top team but it will be more a result of her team engineers fuel strategy than any stellar driving on her part. She just lost her 20-50 lb weight advantage this year as they changed the rules to weigh the car with driver. This plus the virtual doubling of the cars in competition will make it a lot tougher on her.

Funny thing about the weight deal. When anyone talked about it they were labeled a sexist by a lot of the physics illiterate press. One of the funniest things I saw was someone involved in racing asking a reporter who was moaning and groaning about this why did he think, if weight didn't matter, they weighed the cars in the first place. The look was priceless.
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I watched the race on TV. He has it exactly right. Danica is a competent middle of the pack driver but not in the top 10 of the newly combined Indy/Champ car series. She may win more races if she stays with a top team but it will be more a result of her team engineers fuel strategy than any stellar driving on her part. She just lost her 20-50 lb weight advantage this year as they changed the rules to weigh the car with driver. This plus the virtual doubling of the cars in competition will make it a lot tougher on her.

Funny thing about the weight deal. When anyone talked about it they were labeled a sexist by a lot of the physics illiterate press. One of the funniest things I saw was someone involved in racing asking a reporter who was moaning and groaning about this why did he think, if weight didn't matter, they weighed the cars in the first place. The look was priceless.
Dead on Ron. Danica is the best driver I have ever seen....at taking a great car and making it perform so-so. Look, it takes guts to drive any race car, especially an Indy car. But she has had some great starting positions, only to finish mid-pack. I know some of it is luck, and some of it is staying away from big wrecks, but she is on one of the premier teams. At her level, with that team, wins should come more often. Hopefully they will.
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Danica is a pretty fair driver.
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Remember this about Danica...most of her former competition is now driving in Nascar. She should have a much easier time of things now that those guys are gone.
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It will be a Big Deal for drag racing when Ashley Force takes her first final, and it will certainly get some attention in the general media, but I doubt that she will get the Front Page treatment that Danica Patrick has gotten.

The fact is, despite the decline in interest in open wheel racing in this country, it still gets more coverage than professional drag racing.
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