Sunday, June 27, 2010

The More Things Change...

Danica Patrick returned to "stock cars" yesterday, and the result was familiar. She was "advancing to the rear" when she tangled with Morgan Shephard early, which sent her to pit road for new tires and minor repairs. She wanted Shepard, who was racing stock cars before she was born, penalized. "Don't you get some kind of penalty for that or something?" she asked crew chief Tony Eury, Jr. No, not when you do not give another car enough room to maintain his line and he hits you.

She went a total of five laps down to the leader after that, and of course blamed the car. "At least we were able to keep racing. But I think it may have changed the car. I didn't have any bite in the corners after that."
I guess that depends on how you define "racing," but there was some inconsequential sheet metal damage to the fenders on her car; Loudon is not a high-speed, aerodynamic track.

The Queen of Hype now has 4 "stock car" races with a best finish of 30th.

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