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    Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR's Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Danica Patrick has made history before — as a woman and a racer, in Indianapolis and Japan.

    The spotlight is nothing new. But never has it been this bright before.

    Patrick won the Daytona 500 pole Sunday, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any race in NASCAR's premier circuit. It's by far the biggest achievement of her stock-car career.

    "For those reasons, I've been lucky enough to make history, be the first woman to do many things. I really just hope that I don't stop doing that. We have a lot more history to make. We are excited to do it."

    Her latest stamp in the history books came with a lap at 196.434 mph around Daytona International Speedway. Patrick went out eighth in the qualifying session, then had to wait about two hours as 37 fellow drivers tried to take her spot.

    Only four-time Cup champion Jeff Gordon even came close to knocking her off. Gordon was the only other driver who topped 196 mph in qualifying. He locked up the other guaranteed spot in next week's season-opening Daytona 500.

    "It's great to be a part of history with Danica being on the pole," said Gordon, who joked that at least he was the fastest guy. "I think we all know how popular she is, what this will do for our sport. Congratulations to her. Proud to be on there with her."

    The rest of the field will be set in duel qualifying races Thursday.
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    I would not mind her being on my pole! ( did I say that??)

    I got a kick out of Dave Despain the night before after she was fastest in practice. He was going on & on about how it had NOTHING to do with the driver. He said it was all about the crew cheif & mechanics. He said the pole qualifying was where the real drivers would stand out. Kind of made an ass out of himself in my mind.
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    He was going on & on about how it had NOTHING to do with the driver. He said it was all about the crew cheif & mechanics. He said the pole qualifying was where the real drivers would stand out. Kind of made an ass out of himself in my mind.
    LOL That's funny
    I remember when she first started racing with the pros, they were saying it was unfair because she weighs less then most of the other drivers and has an advantage
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    Default Coils.. Thank You..

    She is staying at my house here in Astor.. Damn forgot she was here, have to give her a ride over in a few hours.. Glad you reminded me..
    Hotels were booked so I helped out. Her husband is out of town.
    Track is 32 miles to the east of here..
    Pain in the ass. All the streets become one way in the morning, one way when the race is over.. L.O.s stop me with traffic and I say "Got to get Dania too the track." They ask for her autograph and give me an escort.. Nice guys..
    She looks as good in the morning as she does in the afternoon..
    I took some picts. here in my driveway, will get more for yall later..
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    see she went right from getting divorced to being involved with another driver........makes you wonder if that was the reason

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    Thanks for the pics 4th. I did not know she had the big tattoo . What a shame.
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    you do know NASCAR gets millions from the latest budget deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradrock View Post
    Thanks for the pics 4th. I did not know she had the big tattoo . What a shame.
    Not really that big when you see her up close.. Has another small one of the devil on her right butt cheek..
    Was wondering who the geek with the cowboy hat was stopping by here.
    She said it was her brother, lying bitch.. All I have done for her, now this..
    I just dropped her off at the track. Not much into the go round cars..
    She left her laundry for me to do. Not a chance now, let him do it..
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    I know they now run computorized fuel injection . And that they are running 25 MPH slower than 30 years ago. I lose more interest each year.
    Dirt track racing is way more exciting.
    My interest only piqued this year because of Danica. That was until Tim showed us the tat he bought for her.
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    I've been a fan of her's since before Main Stream Americans had ever heard of her. Back when she was running in the Toyota Atlantic Series. She even hosted "The Power Block" on Spike one year, IIRC, when it was still The Nashville Network. Watched her grow up into a FINE @$$ woman, and damn talented race car driver!!! She's definitely in my top 5 women of all time. IMHO, it takes more than looks. You gotta have something that makes you interesting for the second date. LOL.

    As far as the tattoo goes, I can take em or leave em as long as they are not "in your face". If they are somewhat tasteful, and not visible in every day wear, it's not a deal breaker. Now that Cat Von "D", or however she spells her name, WAS a beautiful girl, until she tattoo'd and pierced herself into a skank.
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