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Report: Plan in works to lock Danica into 500

Posted on: January 30, 2012 4:25 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2012 5:16 pm
 
By Pete Pistone

Danica Patrick reportedly will have a guaranteed starting spot in next month's Daytona 500 thanks to Stewart-Haas Racing's acquiring points earned by Tommy Baldwin Racing last season.

Sirius/XM NASCAR Radio's "Sirius/XM Speedway" reports SHR has a deal lined up to acquire the points from TBR's Dave Blaney in 2011, which were inside the Top 35 and thus guarantees a starting position in the first five races of this season.

Patrick is scheduled to run approximately 10 Sprint Cup races this season, and TBR driver David Reutimann will run many of the events Patrick does not in the No. 10 entry. While Patrick will drive Stewart Haas cars purchased from Hendrick Motorsports in her 10 races, David Reutimann will steer Baldwin’s cars in his outings. 

 
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Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 6:25 pm
 

Report: Plan in works to lock Danica into 500

And way to show your lack of ability in snide remarks. Neckcar? Expected from a Bahston fan.



Since: May 26, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2012 5:46 pm
 

Report: Plan in works to lock Danica into 500

 It's the "look at me!!" syndrome. When their game isn't on par with the highest in the sport, they're going to go about different avenues to get attention (like Twitter and Go Daddy).



Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2012 5:44 pm
 

Report: Plan in works to lock Danica into 500

It took Dan Wheldon's death to get people to shut up about her for at least a moment so he could have time in the headlines. Where's the fairness in that?

 Maybe if people would look at skill rather than what's underneath that suit, racing wouldn't be such a joke.


I agree with your post--the only problem is EVERY sport is the same. Its all about hype.

How does Ochocinco garner more attention in his career than Marvin Harrison? 





Since: May 26, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2012 5:26 pm
 

Report: Plan in works to lock Danica into 500

Maybe if you popped her tit out of your mouth, you would see the entire situation.. You have a racecar driver who dances with mediocrity on a yearly basis. Yet somehow they get more attention and spotlight time than those who are actually crossing the checkered line first.

 It took Dan Wheldon's death to get people to shut up about her for at least a moment so he could have time in the headlines. Where's the fairness in that?

 Maybe if people would look at skill rather than what's underneath that suit, racing wouldn't be such a joke.



Since: May 17, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2012 5:22 pm
 

Report: Plan in works to lock Danica into 500

I know you guys down south don't care much for minorities, but apparently you hate the girls as well, eh? Way to show your true colors, Neckcar fan.



Since: May 26, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2012 4:59 pm
 

Report: Danica Patrick locked into Daytona 500

Well, someone has to finish last at Daytona.


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