I am sure by now you have heard that Danica Patrick sits on the 2013 Pole of the Daytona 500. I wonder how many other Poles she has been on? Alright that’s question for another day. Yes she Danica Patrick laid down the perfect lap on Sunday…Ok I will stop but for the record this is to easy!
Danica did indeed make history on Saturday. She became the first woman in NASCAR’s history to win the Pole position. Could she become the first woman to take the checkered flag this Sunday in Daytona?
Here are some things to think about:
- She has the best equipment…no I am not starting again, however she will have that as well.This year at Daytona in practice, testing, and qualifying she proved that she could make the most out of her Chevy engine.
- She has a great crew chief Tony Gibson who she connects with, has great chemistry with, and this is very important especially when you’re a Rookie.
- She doesn’t want to be treated any different than her male counter parts in NASCAR
- Tony Stewart is just that good! He has proven that he has always been ahead of his time and he sees something in Danica that others do not.
- Ever hear the term “Lady Luck” well she has it and maybe Jesus will take her wheel on Sunday.
So if there ever was a winning combination this is it……However it is Daytona and anything can and does happen. It’s one thing for a car to perform at its maximum potential for two laps (five miles) at Daytona. It’s a whole new challenge for a car to hold up over a 500 mile race. Patience is a virtue but not necessarily one of Patrick’s best traits. Four polesitters have won the July Daytona race since 2004, Dale Jarrett was the last driver to win the Daytona 500 from the pole in 2000. While Sunday is not technically Patrick’s coming out party on the 2.5-mile track, she made just two laps last year in her Daytona 500 debut before getting caught in the first “Big One.”
So we will be on the edge of our seat this Sunday waiting for more history to unfold…Love or hate Danica Patrick she has the ability to have high value to sponsors, and it looks as if she will have high value to Team Owner Stewart-Haas.
Ok fist bump me and go back to work!