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On Sunday, Danica Patrick became the first woman to ever win the pole position at the Daytona 500. You can fit what I know about NASCAR into a thimble, so after a little research, I discovered what this actually meant. Patrick will start first alongside Jeff Gordon for the season-opening race on the front row.
As the first woman to win a Daytona 500 pole, Patrick accomplishing this feat did not go unnoticed, and one Donovan J. McNabb expressed his congratulations via Twitter:
While we can't fault McNabb for his intentions, he may want to employ a fact-checker before he Tweets things that are completely incorrect (and for that new NBC radio gig). Winning the pole is not the same as a "race." USA Today noted that when McNabb's followers pointed out the error, instead of simply correcting himself, he got very defensive:
"To all the haters, in order to qualify you need to win and beat someone. Hmmm. Ponder on that one. Smh"
People pointing out the error should not be considered "haters." They just wanted him to get his facts straight, which has proven occasionally difficult for the former Eagles QB in the past. We can only hope Danica Patrick ties for the win in this year's actual Daytona 500 so McNabb can properly offer his congratulations.
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Donovan McNabb took to Twitter to send congrats to Danica Patrick on her Daytona 500 victory. Only Patrick didn't win the race—it hasn't even been run yet.
Now that Danica Patrick has won the pole for the 2013 Daytona 500 this Sunday on Fox, the media can begin this season’s most common pre-race question: “Will Danica Patrick become the first woman to win the Daytona 500?” And then it will be asked at the next race, the race after that and so on, because until she wins a race, it will be the easiest question a NASCAR writer can...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Danica Patrick has won the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any Sprint Cup race.
It was the biggest achievement of her four-year NASCAR career.
Patrick went out eighth in the qualifying session Sunday and covered the 2 1/2-mile superspeedway in 45.817 seconds, averaging 196.434 mph.
She waited about two hours as 37 fellow...
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By: Katie Copple – Follow on Twitter @Katie_Copple
History has been made and NASCAR has been brought into the national limelight as Danica Patrick clinches the Pole position for the
55th running of the Daytona 500. As Daytona Speedweeks kicked off with NASCAR Media Day on Valentine’s Day, it was no secret that Danica was going...
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If I told you Danica Patrick was going to win the pole for next Sunday’s Daytona 500, you would have probably called me crazy.
Crazy or not, Patrick shocked a ton of people.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver made history by becoming the first woman ever to win a pole award in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. What makes the story much more surreal...
Tony Stewart is enjoying the success that comes with Danica Patrick’s Daytona 500 pole…
Racer finally hits the big time.
The buzz created this weekend at Daytona International Speedway has been huge.
It started on Friday when the 19 cars eligible for the Sprint Unlimited took to the track for the first time of the season.
Saturday, however, was when the buzz crescendoed to a level where we’ve never seen at Daytona before.
Danica Patrick set the fastest lap in the combined two practice speed charts...