"My favorite time of the day at the Speedway during the month of May was just after dusk, after the track had closed down for day, I used to go out and sit on the pit wall and just listen and think"~ Dick Ralstin
Max Papis raced clean. Jaquez not so much. I'm surprised Sam got past him without getting frogged. (I can say that because my wife is French.)
Do you think Villeneuve would've disappeared from the face of the earth if he wrecked The Captain's other car?
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Surprised she managed to be professional in front of the camera for the interview. Thought she would explode which she had a perfectly good reason to. Perhaps she's actually learning something from JR.
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Great run for her today because she had a top 5 car but she made a few mistakes that put her in the position she was in. Unfortunate circumstance being where she was because JV had dirt on his tires and that's why he wheel hopped.
I thought she wouldn't crack the top 10 but she spent most of the day there, great day for her but not the result that she should have deserved.
She didn't need to rough Max up (those two raced each other hard and fair), just didn't have enough speed to get by and pull away him, that's what got her stuck in the situation where JV pulled a JV and punted somebody on a road course in a stock car.
She deserved better and Villeneuve's "I don't care" reaction in the interview is why I hate seeing him at these races because he ALWAYS ruins somebody else's day and never seems to feel bad about it. Danica and other NW regulars are running a full season and points are at stake, JV and the ringers run 3 races yet race like clowns.
Preached safety and warned of death at Daytona this year and then drove like the Grim Reaper for three hours - Robin Miller talking about Tony Stewart
If I was Danica...next race he goes in the wall.
All rides are bought. But occasionally the currency is talent.
She ran strong and clean today, and she gained respect from some of those road course ringers and some of the paddock today. JV clearly punted her and ruined a top 5 finish, and his explanation was plausible; although his "don't care" comment was weak sauce.
Probably the most impressed I've ever been of Danica. Equally impressed with her postrace attitude.
Some neutrality there TV guys
However, Rusty was extremely neutral and is starting to tell it like it is on commentary. Not just about Danica but about the whole field (Joey Logano felt his commentary wrath at Dover for taking out the #24). I made a thread about it but nobody has seemed to notice so far.
Andy Petree is her biggest fan though. She can do no wrong in his eyes, much like DW. However, ESPN is enamored with her and I expect nothing less from "the Mouse."
I'm not a Danica fan AT ALL, but she couldnt have handled that interview any better.
As a long time Danica critic, I gotta give her some love on the RA race. She did a great job, interesting to me because while she came from road course racing, it certainly wasn't her strength area in Indycar.
Anybody know if they did some test programs with a driver coach? As for Jaques, what a lame dude. Act like you're a professional, not an 18 yr old phenom.
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but you do... That top picture, looks like the cockpit of a 747...
Danica picked up some new fans yesterday, no doubt about that...
Great job racing the car, racing the track, and racing other cars...
Great Job,,, You Go Girl...
I expect no more out of the French Canadian, for the record, I
don't care much for Frogs, nor do I like Frog Leggie's....
You could see that coming for a couple of laps...
Villeneuve's a one way street, no talent hack, at least for me...
Yes,,, Yes,,, Tony,,,
Your Grandfather was a friend of Roger Penske,,,
Your Grandfather did business with Roger Penske,,, but
Your Grandfather never trusted Roger Penske,,,
I'm not a Danica fan. I was impressed that she took the high road on her post race interview when it would have been justifiably easy to call JV out as an idiot.
McDowell's comments say a lot :
"Jacques put it three wide, and then stopped," McDowell said. "He drove it in so far, he just stopped. I'm like, 'Man, hey, there's still a race going on here; let's go.' I just got into him a little bit, not intentionally, not blatantly.
"But, however, I did come off that corner going, 'Hooo, glad I don't have to worry about that dude any more.' I'm not trying to be a funny guy but your nerves get awful tight when the 22 is around you on these road course races. It's like indoor karting; you just never know when your buddy's going to run you over. I was glad he was far enough back that I didn't see this white lightning ball coming down into Turn 5 on any of the rest of the restarts."