The Frontstretch: Top 10 Things To Look Forward To In Danica Patrick's NASCAR Debut by Doug Turnbull -- Wednesday February 10, 2010

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Top 10 Things To Look Forward To In Danica Patrick's NASCAR Debut

Doug Turnbull · Wednesday February 10, 2010


10. Tony Eury Jr. saying “What the … ?” on the radio when Patrick mentions the car has “over-steer.”

9. A long line of lonely pit lizards outside the Nationwide Series garage.

That’s right honey, that 90 pounder was no match for my left hook.

8. Morgan Shepherd’s Racing With Jesus/Fans for Faith Toyota being the least-noticed green car in the race.

7. Michael Waltrip offering to spend extra time with Patrick in the motorhome lot to teach her the tricks of the trade.

6. Every wife and girlfriend on pit road keeping one eye on their man, the other on Patrick, and hoping their eyes don’t cross.

5. Someone hatching the genius idea of a commercial that includes both the girls and Kevin Conway’s ExtenZe car.

4. An awkward silence if Tony Stewart tries his “slap the butt while they’re being interviewed” routine on her before the race.

3. A possible pit road cat fight between her and Delana Harvick, if Patrick wrecks Kevin.

2. Not seeing coverage of any other driver in the race on TV.

1. Jamie Little stopping by Patrick’s car after the race and persuading her that she has what it takes to be a girl. See more at (WARNING: website content unrated).

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Bad Wolf
02/10/2010 02:42 AM

How about a good old fashioned bottom lip protruding foot stomping tantrum down pit road when something does not go her way.

02/10/2010 09:17 AM

Isn’t Danica married? (Just wondering.) Seems to me there is another female trying to race Saturday..Chrissy Wallace. What I see going on here is a huge “clash” of two stereo types..the “macho, red neck, beer drinking, pick up driving, fist fighting NASCAR fans”…and the “petite, shapely, champagne drinking, swimsuit modeling, Indy driving, WOMAN”. SOOO…maybe if we toss aside those stereo types….Opps! We can’t! If it wasn’t for the those images..we wouldn’t have all the hype..and without all the hype NASCAR would be back to square one..trying to figure out how to save it’s fanny…Right now they are riding high and hoping the fans will forget the real problems they are facing..

The Mad Man
02/10/2010 01:38 PM

The only way the hype about this weekend could get any bigger would be for Danica to announce she was divorcing her hubby and marrying Dale Jr.

Old Farmer
02/10/2010 04:33 PM

Gee, this is funny—NOT!

What a waste of space!

02/10/2010 08:20 PM

I, for one, applaud NA$CAR for bringing Danica into the fold. Since NA$CAR, in these tough economic times, have provided relief to their network partners by only making them cover 12 cars during the Chase, once Danica comes to Cup, they’ll only have to cover one during the other 26. I feel better already.

02/11/2010 09:19 AM

The innuendos are limitless. Tight entry loose exit. She was on top off him in turn 1. She’s on the pole!!

02/11/2010 12:02 PM

gtr… Now that’s funny I don’t care who ya are.