The incessant Danica Patrick bashing by some readers truly is sophomoric and the comparisons between her and Ms. Legge need to stop as well. No, Ms. Patrick didn't win a race last season, but that was largely because the series was dominated by two extremely talented racers that SHOULD be in Champ Cars right now in Jon Fogarty and Ryan Dalziel.
Let's also keep in mind that she finished ahead of such drivers as Alex Ranger and Ronnie Bremer in the points race last year. Can anyone honestly say to themselves that there's anyone in this year's Atlantic series anywhere near the talents of Fogarty, Dalziel, Ranger or Bremer? Hardly.
Not to take anything away from Ms. Legge, but she's also one of 12 rookies in this year's series and you can be fairly certain that unless someone brings a big check $$$ next year, none of these drivers will be in Champ Cars next year.
A year ago, Ms. Patrick was being celebrated, while many Champ Car fans made jest of Al Unser. Now that they've crisscrossed career paths, so seems the reaction to their abilities from readers on this board.
We need to cheer and celebrate all of these drivers who put their lives on the line every time they step in a car rather than try to ridicule them simply because their opportunity came in a different racing series. Richard G., Springfield, OH