Stewart-Haas Racing and Danica Patrick have had two weeks of struggles following the race at Daytona International Speedway. Everybody has to understand -- and I hate to put it this way -- but this is where the big boys play. Her competitors look at her as a race car driver and not any other way. So there are 42 others who are out to beat her every week.
She is going to have to make it happen. I think Tony Gibson and the rest of the Go Daddy crew knew that this rookie season was going to be tough. It's a tough early season schedule. Throw in a brand new car and some tire issues that have crept into the picture and the learning curve is pretty steep for her.
Again though, you can't lose sight of the fact that she is a rookie and all rookies go through this. She has limited experience and the only way she can get experience is by seat time. Sure it's a challenge for her, especially going to three different style tracks with three different style cars.
We were all so uplifted by Dan...