Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/8/14

LEEDS, AL - FEBRUARY 23: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been desaturated.) Danica Patrick driver of the #7 Go Daddy.com Andretti Auosport Honda Dallara poses for a portrait during the IRL Indy Car Series Media Day at Barber Motorsports Park on February 23, 2009 in Leeds, Alabama. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
I’ve been pretty hard on Danica Patrick this NASCAR season in regards to her results on the race track. I even called Danica Patrick the Tim Tebow of racing at one point. Perhaps that was a bit much. I was being hyperbolic. Because Tim Tebow is actually, truly terrible at what he does, while Patrick is is not. It’s just that Danica is an amplifier; just like Tebow. Both athletes get so much coverage and hype despite actually ever producing much. However, upon further review Danica Patrick isn’t all that terrible. She opened the 2013 Cup season by winning the pole in the Daytona 500 and finishing eighth in the biggest race of the season. Since then, it was all downhill though. She hasn’t hit the top 10, and her average finish was an ugly 26.6; before taking 21st place in Atlanta last night. To finish 27th…how many “start and parkers” do you beat to pad your numbers up that high? NASCAR Cup Series is a 43 car field. Danica Patrick, who started 21st, drove a smooth, clean race and fi...
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