Are we really discussing being or not being a good drafter/pusher? I thought this was a racing forum?
How about something that requires some level of talent.
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She is all over the place in the draft. She falls back when she is pushing and makes sudden moves to try to hook on to people who look like they have no intention on drafting with her. Early in the race there was another car that Keslowski appeared to be trying to get with and she made a sudden movement in front of BK. As I was watching I had the feeling the others were going to let her do her thing but at the end they would dump her. Just a guess on my part. Also the contention that she is always the victim of other wrecks is questionable. Funny how she is regularly making the move into the wreck while others around her can avoind the wreck.
If she doesn't cause the wreck(s), isn't she the victim?
Seems maybe some other members can't get out of their own way sometimes. My comments didn't need to be taken out of context...that is their choice.
And for the record, I never liked nor agreed with paddle shifters. They are driver aids and should not be in racing IMO. But give the Nascar boys paddle shifting in some indycars and they would still be lost on those road & street circuits. Those require skill & talent which is why Danica was so bad at them.
I actually would have loved seeing Danica in an Indycar for the ovals this year with those downforce reductions. Boy would that be ugly.
To all of you defending Danica and picking apart my comment I ask you this, why is she always in a wreck. I guess she has worse luck than most other drivers. Maybe she should drive smart. Your comments are like mine. Speculation and opinion.
How many of her Nationwide wrecks were HER fault and not the result of someone else?
That's a good point.
In the past there used to be some kids that would jump in and be enthusiastic about their driver (as kids usually are), but I think they were driven away.
Also, a 12-years old in 2005 is now a 19-years old, so the demographics may have changed too.
I'm surprised that needs to be explained?
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I'll take a driver that brings the car back in one piece, while finishing top ten in points for 6 of 7 seasons, over a Paul Tracy win-or-crash type any time.
But some figure if you don't win 2/3 of the races in a season you suck...