Comments - Patrick Gets a Taste of NASCAR Reality in Debut Race

Published: Feb 24, 2012
Description: Danica Patrick was understandably the focus of both the media's and crowd's attention during her preparations for her double debut this Sunday. Not only will this be her first appearance in ...
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Description: Her Chevrolet was sent spinning into the inner retaining wall at full speed, after she was hit by Aric Almirola, himself a victim of another driver who lost control of his car.
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Cameron Foster Mar 07, 2012
all you people saying she sucks at racing, i bet she will beat all of you and you guyz cant even drive a nascar
Greg Lewis Feb 27, 2012
I heard even though it was rained out, she still wrecked and DNF....
Jason W. Evers Feb 26, 2012
Too bad driving fast wasnt in her muscle memory.
Pratik Parija Feb 26, 2012
Letting her hands go. Experience
Anthony J. Mitchell Feb 26, 2012
Amazing what she did with her hands. That is serious muscle memory from experience.
William Downs Feb 25, 2012
yea i was reading something and got confused thanks for catching that
Zach Sullivan Feb 25, 2012
Uh will u might wana check ur facts she didn't come from f1 she came from the irl and even tho indycars look somewhat similar to f1 cars they are worlds apart
William Downs Feb 25, 2012
every one needs to hop off her ass, she came from f1 racing, takes time to get used to it, yes she is not amazing but she wants to do something new, don't hate cause she is better then u in a car
Cho Dan Feb 25, 2012
Steering wheel out of my hand. I was holding on so tight it broke my left wrist. I should've let go.
Cho Dan Feb 25, 2012
I broke my wrist during an accident while driving a 1978 ford school bus. I had a old timer run a stop sign in front of me and almost made it accross my lane but I hit him with my left front. It pushed my bumper into the left wheel and jerked the
Antonio Falsetti Feb 25, 2012
Not her fault. Everyone here wouldn't have known to take their hands off the wheel. Stop hating.
Brad Wood Feb 25, 2012
That was a massive crash that; a) no man here could avoid. B) few men here would walk out of the car that quickly. C) few men here would think to get his hands on his helmet to save his hands. She is talented, and tough (mentally & physically).
Greg Lewis Feb 25, 2012
Moron, I was using 70 as an example. Stay where your skill level is. If you can't drive at the speeds of NASCAR or such, don't race in it! You're only a liability to yourself and others!
Robert Lantz Feb 25, 2012
This is a mans sport
Zach Sullivan Feb 24, 2012
It's like an oval so u go straight and then u turn left sometimes
Shane Heid Feb 24, 2012
Damn that was a hard hit! She's lucky she is okay
Shane Heid Feb 24, 2012
Jason Evers you cracked me up man haha well played sir
Cho Dan Feb 24, 2012
This just out of Daytona, Danica Patrick just took the Pole Position for the Driveforcopd 300 Nationwide series race and also posted the fastest lap of the qualifying session with a speed of 182.74 mph. Keep hating haters.
Pfc Tomb Feb 24, 2012
LMFAO Raymond. Time to grab the buffing wheel.
Cho Dan Feb 24, 2012
Haters, if you don't think she can race take it up with the owner of her car. I'm sure you all know more about what it takes to race competitively in NASCAR than Dale Earnhart Jr does.
Usama Arshad Feb 24, 2012
That actually was a really gud idea
Anthony Villa-Garcia Feb 24, 2012
For people who say she suck, she has obviously developed a name, she has won races, and she has been racing for a while which means she doesnt suck, and indy car does do ovals for retards thinking she only does 70 on tracks. And as for the video, i feel bad because her first race she is taken out and now she has to start from the back because of another driver, considering it was only two turns fr...
Phil Johnson Feb 24, 2012
I honestly don't think any of us could do any better. Every single person in here would have wrecked in that situation, and if not, it's only because we'd all be FAR behind the rest of the pack.
Raymond Reynoso Feb 24, 2012
Fine. I'll be the one to say it... That'll buff right out.
Jason W. Evers Feb 24, 2012
I heard she cant drive well.
Patrick Schalk Feb 24, 2012
My brother in law met her and said she's a real biotch.
Thomas Mackey Feb 24, 2012
Are you here to start an argument with me or to read and comment about cars? Move on.
Jason W. Evers Feb 24, 2012
Do you consider Eintstein intelligent? Cause he was sexist.
Thomas Mackey Feb 24, 2012
Well at least you know. And for that I can show you some respect. Haha!
Jason W. Evers Feb 24, 2012
I have many more ways.
Thomas Mackey Feb 24, 2012
Well that's one way to show your lack of intelligence.
Jason W. Evers Feb 24, 2012
I like the bar lowered. Then I limbo right under it. Cause I dont have boobs.
Thomas Mackey Feb 24, 2012
She isn't that great I will admit but don't be some sexist dumbass. The quality of these commits is surprising. Let's raise the bar guys.
Peter Racz Feb 24, 2012
Great reaction to let go of the steering wheel! Open wheel racing has taught her well! Many NASCAR drivers would be watching the race from their couches instead of participating in this Sunday's upcoming race.
Greg Lewis Feb 24, 2012
No, of course ever racer has skills. Just like you and I do. The difference is level of skill. Hers is outclassed where she is. Needs to race where she is competitive at. If you're good racing at 70mph, and everyone does, stay THERE, not race at 100.
Justin Routh Feb 24, 2012
How did that kitchen get on the racetrack?!
Tj Blankenship Feb 24, 2012
I don't hate her because she's a woman. I hate her because she I affiliated with GoDaddy.com.
Jason W. Evers Feb 24, 2012
I cant give birth...women cant drive. Sorry, its just a fact.
Quinn Conner Feb 24, 2012
@zachery. Take other editors news much? They talked about her speeding in a yahoo article and you basically said it word for word. Get your own thoughts. And yes, if I was speeding I would definitely say " I go 200mph for a living"
Adelaide Marconi Feb 24, 2012
Zachary, stop being such a biased prick please.
Zachary Sindelar Feb 24, 2012
Also it is dumb for a girl to always try to prove that there just as good at stuff than men. Firefighter is a good start, a guy who can't carry a ladder wouldn't allowed to be one. But a girl who can't carry a ladder still can be one? Okay.
Zachary Sindelar Feb 24, 2012
She's an idiot, always trying to get out of tickets by pulling the Im a nascar driving card, I'm a professional. She SUCKS! And I Quote the cop said: I don't know who you are and I don't care! Haha too awesome!
Nick Sti Feb 24, 2012
Women have the right to participate in sports, but they're so boring to watch
Nick Smith Feb 24, 2012
Yeah Greg, anyone who's good at anything has never screwed up, not even once, ever. Enjoy trying to backup your opinion on this one.
Cho Dan Feb 24, 2012
Greg, by your logic no race car driver should ever wreck right? I mean if they have skills. That's a stupid statement to make, the best drivers in the world wreck. Name one driver who has won a championship who's never wrecked.
Greg Lewis Feb 24, 2012
@jack you can't compare NASCAR to F1, F1 is the greatest drivers from Around the world, letting go is second nature. You're talking about people who "bump" each other as they turn left! Like a mall parking lot!
Kevin Irish Feb 24, 2012
I feel sexism here. Should women not play basketball, baseball or soccer either?
Greg Lewis Feb 24, 2012
Lol. notice she was next to last? Really? Someone who can't drive and is constantly in the rear of the field gets this much attention because she has boobs? She would have never wrecked if she had skills, she'd been away from the crapy drivers.
Karveh Nafnaf Feb 24, 2012
Funny looking kitchen
David Harris Feb 24, 2012
I mean it would not be interesting if a women did not race
David Harris Feb 24, 2012
Well thibault then if women should not race it would be interesting.. If a women won a NASCAR race it would be interesting..
Payne Hodges Wilson Feb 24, 2012
Jack I think it was just to prove that she knows how to race so it could silence the haters a little bit who think she can't race at all
Pfc Tomb Feb 24, 2012
Elijah, it was a joke, relax…
Elijah McCord Feb 24, 2012
Thibault that is exactly the reason why u will never be in charge of the rules. How would u like it if u were a women and wanted to race?
Thibault Leroy Feb 24, 2012
proves that women should not race (even if it wasnt her fault) :p
Jack Higgins Feb 24, 2012
I don't know why Waltrip mentioned her hands. Every F1 driver does that in side impacts, every Fjunior does it...
Pfc Tomb Feb 24, 2012
"Did you see what she did with her hands?"-that's what he said.
Cian Rules Feb 24, 2012
The only reason why she survived was becouse its so stiff as a result of not being a stock car
Thomas Mackey Feb 24, 2012
If you agree than it does not suck.
Raymond Reynoso Feb 24, 2012
I agree with you Thomas, NASCAR does suck.
Thomas Mackey Feb 24, 2012
Alan I would love to see you even try to drive a stock car with 900 horse at 200 regardless if you only turn left. It's not as easy as it looks. Stock cars are the most unpredictable cars no computers. Indy and f1 cars all rely on computers. F1 and Indy are great. Very cool. But it takes skill to drive a stock car as well.
Blaire Quattro Feb 24, 2012
Ew drag racing lol. Idk, I think the most fun to watch would have to be rally lol. Most enjoyable (in a good environment ) time attack.
Cho Dan Feb 24, 2012
Kevin is right! NASCAR needs to be more like the V8 supercar series in Australia.
Michael Gallagher Feb 24, 2012
I see what you did there Haywood... Use the entertainment of cartoons to your advantage :) very nice
Kevin Irish Feb 24, 2012
I think NASCAR should go back to using stock cars. Take a car off the showroom floor, strip it out, add a roll cage, harness and all other safety equipment and race. These cars are starting to look like stock cars, but they still aren't stock.
Alex Sharp Feb 24, 2012
I dont watch nascar, but its been poppin up everywhere on me this week. To me, it seems like nascar is less of a "whos car is faster" race and more of a "calculated high speed passing" race.
Payne Hodges Wilson Feb 24, 2012
Everyone bashes NASCAR and says its terrible because they only turn left. But what about drag racing it seems like everyone on this app can't get enough of it. Sounds like a double standard to me
Cho Dan Feb 24, 2012
Jack, put Carl Edwards in his NASCAR racer and send him out on a wet track to compete and see what happens. Any F1 driver in the world would make him look like a amateur.
Jack Higgins Feb 24, 2012
Of course more people bash NASCAR who have no idea how to drive one. It's not just turning left. It's hard as hell to do. And again must I mention that Carl Edwards beat your beloved Schumi in the Ace of Champions?
Rami Wilson Feb 24, 2012
Shake it off and get ready for Sunday!
RAHP Feb 24, 2012
A continuous left turn is not racing.....
Cho Dan Feb 24, 2012
"getting taste of NASCAR". Yeah, were one driver can wreck and take out half the field. What a joke. They say nascar is the best racing in the world, well, race in the rain like every other racing series in the world does, even motorcycles, prove it!
Description: A typically nasty NASCAR incident could have been worse were it not for Patrick instinctively letting go of the steering wheel to avoid damage to her wrists as the car slammed sideways into the wall. ...
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Raymond Reynoso Feb 24, 2012
Lol I love that everyone's argument is to ask if someone does a specific sport. No he does not drive NASCAR. It doesn't mean that he isn't entitled to his opinion as a spectator. I think Patrick sucks, her driving and her commercials.
Greg Lewis Feb 24, 2012
Lol no I do not race NASCAR, cause my ass would be in the wall like hers. Difference is, I know my limits and im not trying to break into a female dominated field. Look out Victoria's Secret here I come!
Jason W. Evers Feb 24, 2012
Greg is right. She doesnt have the skills to compete. Its like Kyle Petty, but instead of a famous last name, she has a period.
Adelaide Marconi Feb 24, 2012
Greg, do you drive in NASCAR by chance?
Greg Lewis Feb 24, 2012
I'm tired of her. Period. Being a woman is nothing, driving skill is everything in NASCAR (or any other motorsport) and she just doesn't have it.
Igor Natsioks Feb 24, 2012
There is too much male pressure on her that's for sure. I give her props for not quiting.
Description: During the week, Patrick's participation at the Daytona 500 came under fire following the way she was accepted into the race, with teams trading in points rather through qualifying. Organizers re...
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Jason W. Evers Feb 26, 2012
Awesome. Erase my comments. She is still only a media magnet for both NASCAR and busted ass carbuzz.
Nick Singleton Feb 26, 2012
She has never won consistently at in any car at the top level so no one would pay attention to her if she was a he
Brad Wood Feb 25, 2012
Article would exist. Chauvinistic comments would not.
Erich Kretz Feb 25, 2012
If you want to yield a double-edged sword, you'd do well to remember that it cuts both ways.
Erich Kretz Feb 25, 2012
If it was Daniel Patrick none of Danica's sponsors would be on board, since they're sponsoring her more for her lady parts and publicity than her driving skills. Thus there would BE no Daniel Patrick.
Raymond Reynoso Feb 24, 2012
Yeah... doesn't do it for me.
Greg Lewis Feb 24, 2012
Her sexual appeal should not influence you as a fan of her driving skill. Yes she's attractive (not in my eyes, but give her the benefit). If it was Daniel Patrick and it was a he, would this article exist? Doubt it
Alex Sharp Feb 24, 2012
Yall can have her. She doesnt do much for me.
Alex Bouckley Feb 24, 2012
I got to meet her. Pretty indeed.
Description: No wonder then that Nielsen N-Score found out that Patrick ranks in the top 5 most recognized NASCAR drivers through January, though she has yet to make her debut at NASCAR's top level. Last year...
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Description: And last week she was ranked in the top 10 in merchandise sales in 2012. So the statement "Danica Patrick is good for NASCAR" certainly holds true. On Sunday she starts her first Daytona 500...
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Raymond Reynoso Feb 24, 2012
Damn how long is this article
Greg Lewis Feb 24, 2012
Is that a PA inspection sticker?
Robin Douglas Dawson Feb 26, 2012
I wonder what would happen if Ken Gushi did photos like this? Hahaha!
Elijah McCord Feb 24, 2012
@Craig she has no camel toe at all
David Lopez Feb 24, 2012
This is wrong just sooo wrong :/
Craig Smith Feb 24, 2012
Two words: Camel Toe
Josh Willes Feb 24, 2012
Funny how she is just shopped into a photo of a vette. That's why she looks so odd.
Matt Robbins Feb 24, 2012
Her and that Vette are the same. No curves and not that attractive
Phillip Holbrook Feb 24, 2012
Pretty GS Vette, wish that girl would move
Lyomp Feb 24, 2012
Lol this isnt even attractive. She looms like shes constipated or something.