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Danica Patrick, the Pole winner in the Daytona 500 didn’t fare so well in the first of two Qualifying Races. Patrick appeared to be playing it safe and didn’t take too many chances, it was like she didn’t want to wreak the car. She came in 17th place, the good news is she finished the race and it looks like Patrick will start the 500 from the Pole. Patrick said it was exactly fun to come in 17th place but she learned some things about her race car. Come Sunday they hope Patrick can do as well. To get a finish in the race without wreaking the car would be huge for Danica. The Good Ole Boys will be chasing this women right from the start. she is going to have to pick where her battles in the 5000 come from. If she takes off from the pole and uses up the car too early she will make if very difficult to stay with the leaders. Using up the car too early is not a good thing at Daytona. Patrick is going to have to pace herself so her tires last until the first pit stop. Going out to qualify and running fast is one thing. Making the equipment last for the entire race is something entirely different and Patrick doesn’t have the experience of some of the other drivers. Just finishing the race will be a huge victory for Patrick come Sunday…
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Danica Patrick will start on Pole for the 55th running of the Great American Race the Daytona 500 on Sunday. She is the first women to qualify for the pole in any top Nascar racing series.
I recently was in Las Vegas and saw that Danica was +10000 to win the Daytona 500, so I thought heck why not put $5 on her to win. Then after seeing that she qualified for the pole, I was...
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet SS is loaded up and ready. Crew chief Tony Gibson and the GoDaddy.com crew are ready. And, most importantly, Danica Patrick is ready for the start of her first full NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The marathon 36-race Sprint Cup schedule begins with the 55 th Daytona 500 Feb. 24 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. And it...
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...
Danica Patrick and crew chief Tony Gibson learned what they needed to learn, then played it safe and finished 17th in their Budweiser Duel qualifying race Thursday at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
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Danica Patrick was the fastest in qualifying, ahead of four-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon. The remainder of the field was determined by the two Budweiser Duels from Thursday afternoon.
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Danica Patrick won the pole for Sunday’s Daytona 500 from Daytona with a time of 45.817 seconds. Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, and Greg Biffle round out the top five starting positions. The drivers who did not make the event are Brian Keselowski and Mike Bliss. The event will be live on FOX at 1 PM EST.