Danica Patrick Takes The Pole

Danica Patrick Takes Pole Position For Daytona 500And she loves it. She really loves the pole . . . position.

Okay, snark aside, this is a pretty big deal. Not simply because she’s the first woman in Sprint Cup history to do so, but because she was faster and better than a slew of other drivers.

Nascar racing driver Danica Patrick has become the first woman to take pole position at the Daytona 500 race in Florida. Patrick, 30, also became the first woman to become the pole-sitter in any Nascar top division event – the latest in a long line of achievements for one of the most prominent women in motorsports.

Patrick posted a qualifying lap of 196.4mph in her number 10 Chevrolet, completing the 2.5mile-long route at the Florida superspeedway in 45.817 seconds yesterday.

She will line up alongside four-time Nascar champion Jeff Gordon on the front row of the grid this Sunday, for the first race in the 2013 Sprint Cup Series.

Look, as a NASCAR fan, I know she probably has no chance of winning – hopefully Gordon will do that – but like her or hate her, Patrick’s feat is good for the sport.

9 thoughts on “Danica Patrick Takes The Pole

  1. Jim Scrummy

    Well good for her? Again, how many races has she won on all circuits? She’s a brand, who’s sell by date is fast approaching, unless she starts winning. Not a hater, more of a “what have you done lately to have all of this fame and fortune thrown at you”? Yes, she has a pretty face. Who is she skanking around with these days?

  2. Picky

    She’s a great short distance racer, but she just doesn’t have the stamina. There have been many times when she ran well for lap after lap, only to make a mistake in the last quarter of the race. She can’t hold it together long enough to consistently win.

  3. Buckaroo

    I just can’t believe she won the pole. But these are strange days facing us wherever we look. I doubt she will finish the race because it can be brutal.
    I could be wrong. But I do know this, into the wall Gordon and Johnson!

  4. Jim

    I watched most of qualifying and some of practice. She’s got a fast car and she won the pole. She also looks better in a bikini than Tony Stewart. Try to get that image out of your mind.

    And for those of you who are a part of The League Too Tough To Tame, get ready for another lesson in mediocrity.

  5. RogerDee

    As for the Daytona 500, ALOT of talented drivers don’t finish. It’s a crapshoot. Let’s see how she does at Darlington, Martinsville and Bristol. WTG Danica!


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