Nascar – Danica at Daytona

January 26, 2012
by Lee

We are another week closer to dropping the green flag on the NASCAR season. If memory serves me correctly, it will be 28 days from this Sunday. As we wait for the big boys of stock car racing to get back on the track, we do get a little taste of racing this weekend at Daytona. I really should not say it is a little taste; the Rolex 24 will cover a full day on the track in one of most grueling endurance races held on this planet. NASCAR and IZOD IndyCar stars will be involved this weekend in the big race, so take a moment and swing over to speed for some coverage of this great event celebrating its 50th running.

This will be a relatively short article this week, but I wanted to chat a moment about Danica Patrick running the Daytona 500 this year. First, I have no problem with her being the race. She has shown she has just as much talent as any of the other Nationwide stars that might make an attempt at the race.

The big talk this week seemed to be from an interview with Danica on Speed’s Race Hub where Danica said she felt she could win the Daytona 500. Article after article came into my mailbox from Google Alerts about what Danica said. Everyone wants to jump on the wagon and follow every one of Danica’s words before the season starts.

Since we are all eager to comment on what Danica said, I figured I better jump into the fold as well and drive some traffic to the website. I agree with Danica that she can win the Daytona 500. If Trevor Bayne could win it last year, then there is no reason she cannot win it. It is the biggest race of the season and every team that makes the race has a car that can make it to the end. Bring back the fact that big packs are going to dominate the race once everything settles down, Danica could settle in and set herself up for a good finish.

It is true that Danica is going to have catch breaks in the race in order to be there at the end to win it. We do not know what is going to happen in the race, but there is no reason at this point to count Danica’s chances of a win out of the realm of possibility.

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