Found September 02, 2013 on
The Sports Bank:
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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Danica Patrick will make her second trip to Richmond in the Sprint Cup Series for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race. In her first go-round in April, she started 30th and finished 29th. Not impressive. Yes, I know that.
However, if you look at the IndyCar record of Danica Patrick at Richmond, she had four top ten finishes in five races there. Will that help? Make a difference?
Maybe you think the Danica Patrick coverage on this site is excessive. To that I say, she is our “home team” NASCAR racer. Danica hails from Northern Illinois, and this site is based in Chicago. She is an Illinois woman. And this website puts Illinois first.
Besides unless Danica really does something newsworthy. Or something really newsworthy happens with Danica, you usually...
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