Danica Patrick Exposed  

redrockrascal 59M
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5/26/2018 12:01 pm
Danica Patrick Exposed


Several times over my time here I have been asked to write about racing. It’s usually my racing that people ask about – but this will be about Ms. Patrick. Ooohhh, did you think this was gonna be nekkid pics of the lil girl? I’m sooo sorry, not this time. When I get with her I’ll ask for ya.

I’m writing this because in part I have raced against women in the past – a couple of whom were very good. Ms. Patrick is also somewhat of a phenomenon and, whether she likes it or not, a sex symbol. So THAT makes it appropriate for this site. However this will be my 2-cents regarding her racing career because she is retiring from racing with the coming Indy 500 being her “last race”. I put last race in quotes because hanging up the helmet is not an easy or fun thing to do. A hero of mine, Paul Newman, raced up until just before he passed – he was in his 80s.

There are some who think women can’t race as well as men. Since I’ve seen and raced against women I can easily call BS on that. The women I’ve raced against and seen don’t “suffer” from green flag fever like some men do. Green flag fever being essentially an overload of testosterone when the green flag drops.

Ms. Patrick is a talented driver no matter what some people might think or say about her. Yes, she is also a “marketing machine” but that is part of what it takes to get up into the upper levels of professional racing – whether you’re a guy or a woman. You do what you got to do to get a seat. But, if you don’t have some physical level of talent you don’t last long in pro racing.

Ah, but RRR, she didn’t win a lot of races . . . why? I’m glad you asked that grasshoppas. IMO, in a word career choices – OK that’s 2 words. She started off racing in carts and moved up to and through several open-wheeled car series, in Europe and the US, including several series just under Indy cars. She did relatively well for a mostly underfunded, at first, driver. From the time she was around 10 she mostly drove open-wheel (a.k.a. formula) cars and she drove them on road courses (left and right turns). Driving open-wheel cars is significantly different than cars with fenders. Driving road courses is significantly different than ovals (NASCAR). I’ve raced on road courses (essentially where I first started) and ovals, there are driving techniques that are very different and things happen at a different pace.

There is also a physical aspect involved. Formula / road race cars are somewhat of a “high strung” car; they are very nimble, in part because they sit very low, and have a lot of horsepower (HP) for their weight. An Indy car may have up to 750 hp in a car that weighs about 1500 lbs. (very light). A NASCAR car does have more hp, about 900, but they weigh more than twice as much – 3400 lbs.

IMO she should never have gone full time to NASCAR or, at least, should have spend more time in the oval series under NASCAR to get better acclimated. Note that some of her contemporary Indy drivers tried NASCAR, notably Dario Franchitti (3 Indy 500 wins), and he did not fare well.

So career-wise, it may have been a good financial decision to go to NASCAR when she did since NASCAR was highly popular and they were seeking more female viewers. I imagine she made a significant amount of money. She also seems to have stepped out of NASCAR, albeit not voluntarily, at the right time given that NASCAR is now having a number of issues.

However, I also think she would have made more history (more wins and possible championship) and left a bigger mark on auto racing had she stayed in Indy cars.

As far as this Indy 500 goes, she has qualified very well (7th) so getting caught up in a potential early laps mess is lessened . . . some. She also seems to have a very good car and team – very valuable assets. It would be beyond historic if she were to win.

OK, since y’all put up with this post here is a lil bit o Danica.




When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


author51 55F  
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6/14/2018 5:33 am

    Quoting sweet_VM:
    She has done well hasn’t she. Glad you decided to write about racing Red hugs V I enjoy it.
Even though I go to the Pinty series here ever May long weekend there is still so much I do not know about racing... Kudos to her for making it in a man's world..She would have to be good to keep racing with the big boys...

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redrockrascal 59M
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6/12/2018 1:20 pm

    Quoting SolarPowered0:

    Red...

    I've been rootin' for Danica for many years. But that was only during her "open-wheel" days. See did take the Indy Circuit Tokyo 300 back in 2009(?).

    This year she ate the wall, as many others did, because of the car-changes that resulted in 1,000 lbs less down-force. So did Helio (whom I've also rooted for over the years.)

    Would have liked to see Danica take the 500 and watched her pour on the "milk". It was her last race and it would have been a grand finish. But it was a freakin' shame that Helio lost out on a very possible win, which would have put him in that ELITE class for Indy--only 3 others hold the distinction of sitting at 4 wins at the Brickyard.

    Hope Helio is back next year. Hope Danica does some nakkid pics, too.

    Solar...


Hi Solar, welcome to my blog. Danica would have done much better career wise if she had stayed in open wheeled card - may just have won the 500 once. Not a happy exit for her but the cars had problems between the decreased down-force and the record heat. She doesn't have to get naked she has all the publicity she needs - unless she wants to.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


SolarPowered0 112M
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6/12/2018 11:58 am


Red...

I've been rootin' for Danica for many years. But that was only during her "open-wheel" days. See did take the Indy Circuit Tokyo 300 back in 2009(?).

This year she ate the wall, as many others did, because of the car-changes that resulted in 1,000 lbs less down-force. So did Helio (whom I've also rooted for over the years.)

Would have liked to see Danica take the 500 and watched her pour on the "milk". It was her last race and it would have been a grand finish. But it was a freakin' shame that Helio lost out on a very possible win, which would have put him in that ELITE class for Indy--only 3 others hold the distinction of sitting at 4 wins at the Brickyard.

Hope Helio is back next year. Hope Danica does some nakkid pics, too.

Solar...


Dick4001567 58M
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6/8/2018 4:56 am

Go Daddy


redrockrascal 59M
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6/3/2018 1:22 pm

    Quoting pocogato12:
    Thanks for a fascinating post!!
You're welcome

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


pocogato12 66F  
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6/3/2018 12:53 pm

Thanks for a fascinating post!!

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redrockrascal 59M
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5/28/2018 2:53 pm

    Quoting lindoboy100:
    Never been into racing cars McScally, but I always enjoy your posts.

    ps - goooo oogle Danica Collins too............
Ms. Collins has a great set of curves to negotiate.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 59M
17469 posts
5/28/2018 2:51 pm

    Quoting sexysixties2:
    One of my young grandsons is really keen on getting into racing....lol he has't even got his licence yet but that will come soon.
Racing in Europe is a big thing and there are a lot of really great tracks, programs and resources in Britain. Good luck to the guy.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 59M
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5/28/2018 2:49 pm

    Quoting Classynails:
    I've always thought Danica was a pretty gutsy lady to do what she does. It's not an easy sport/career for anyone! Wish should could have had a better exit to her career. I'm sure that is not the way she wanted to go out.
No a driver never wants a squirrelly car to determine how things go.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 59M
17469 posts
5/28/2018 2:47 pm

    Quoting SeaGirlFL:
    lol. True. That would be a good thing, that horizon-expanding...maybe after the NBA playoffs are done.
Just make sure it is before Le Mans

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 59M
17469 posts
5/28/2018 2:46 pm

    Quoting sweet_VM:
    She has done well hasn’t she. Glad you decided to write about racing Red hugs V I enjoy it.
Thank you Sweets

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


sexysixties2 70F  
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5/28/2018 10:21 am

One of my young grandsons is really keen on getting into racing....lol he has't even got his licence yet but that will come soon.

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~~~ Anais Nin ~~~


lindoboy100 55M
19461 posts
5/28/2018 4:49 am

Never been into racing cars McScally, but I always enjoy your posts.

ps - goooo oogle Danica Collins too............

Wake up and hold yer noses.........


Classynails 61F  
970 posts
5/27/2018 1:56 pm

I've always thought Danica was a pretty gutsy lady to do what she does. It's not an easy sport/career for anyone! Wish should could have had a better exit to her career. I'm sure that is not the way she wanted to go out.

Classy, Sassy, and a little Smart-Assy
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SeaGirlFL 54F  
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5/27/2018 9:07 am

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    * in my Yoda voice * Your horizons expand you must.
lol. True. That would be a good thing, that horizon-expanding...maybe after the NBA playoffs are done.

"Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax." – Mark Black


sweet_VM 59F  
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5/27/2018 8:46 am

She has done well hasn’t she. Glad you decided to write about racing Red hugs V I enjoy it.

Become a blog watcher sweet_vm


redrockrascal 59M
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5/27/2018 6:23 am

    Quoting XHamburgDave:
    That was 1963 by the way. Jim Clark won the Gold Cup, Ritchie Ginther 2nd and Graham Hill 3rd.


63 was just before I discovered auto racing but I love the history of it and those are 3 great names.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 59M
17469 posts
5/27/2018 6:21 am

    Quoting XHamburgDave:
    It is 128 Miles from here, but for me the cost of F1 at Silverstone is prohibitive. My local circuit is Oulton Park, a proper road circuit not an airfield.

    My best ever Motor Racing Day, back in the 60's, went to Oulton with a couple of friends for a practice day. It was cheap to get into the track, we could go all around the circuit, and even wandering around the paddock.
    In those days the Oulton Park Gold Cup was an F1 event but not a Championship Race. Watching the likes of Jim Clark (Lotus) and Graham Hill (BRM) parking their F1 cars by the Team Truck, then going off to race Saloon Cars .
I've read about a number of the road courses in the UK including; Oulton Park, Thruxton and Donington. I bet those practice days were a blast.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


XHamburgDave 74M  
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5/27/2018 4:44 am

That was 1963 by the way. Jim Clark won the Gold Cup, Ritchie Ginther 2nd and Graham Hill 3rd.


XHamburgDave 74M  
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5/27/2018 4:33 am

It is 128 Miles from here, but for me the cost of F1 at Silverstone is prohibitive. My local circuit is Oulton Park, a proper road circuit not an airfield.

My best ever Motor Racing Day, back in the 60's, went to Oulton with a couple of friends for a practice day. It was cheap to get into the track, we could go all around the circuit, and even wandering around the paddock.
In those days the Oulton Park Gold Cup was an F1 event but not a Championship Race. Watching the likes of Jim Clark (Lotus) and Graham Hill (BRM) parking their F1 cars by the Team Truck, then going off to race Saloon Cars .


redrockrascal 59M
17469 posts
5/26/2018 8:11 pm

    Quoting SeaGirlFL:


    Yeah, I haven't watched Sports Center in a long, long while. No need when there is no football.
* in my Yoda voice * Your horizons expand you must.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 59M
17469 posts
5/26/2018 8:09 pm

    Quoting LisaLipgloss:
    I don't know anything about US racing or anything below F1, but....I have to wonder, would you have used "exposed" after a male driver? It's an inherently sexual term, supported by a sexualised photo, which kinda defeats the point I think you were valiantly making, i.e. women can compete with men.
I used the term Exposed in the title because this is a sex site and it would draw readers - note the first paragraph. I played to the audience here.

I could have chosen from a number of sexualised photos, some with her wearing a lot less. The sexuality and the photos she chooses to be in are of her making and part of the marketing she participates and makes a living from. She has acknowledged all of that. And, none of that changes the fact that women can and do compete with men.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


SeaGirlFL 54F  
3200 posts
5/26/2018 7:28 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    The rock you've been hiding behind has shielded you from one of the bigger stories recently happening. Keep the rock just in case.


Yeah, I haven't watched Sports Center in a long, long while. No need when there is no football.

"Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax." – Mark Black


LisaLipgloss 52T  
6009 posts
5/26/2018 6:30 pm

I don't know anything about US racing or anything below F1, but....I have to wonder, would you have used "exposed" after a male driver? It's an inherently sexual term, supported by a sexualised photo, which kinda defeats the point I think you were valiantly making, i.e. women can compete with men.

Walk this way.


redrockrascal 59M
17469 posts
5/26/2018 6:13 pm

    Quoting SeaGirlFL:
    I did not realize she was racing in Indy this year. I might have to tune in this year to see how she does.
The rock you've been hiding behind has shielded you from one of the bigger stories recently happening. Keep the rock just in case.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


SeaGirlFL 54F  
3200 posts
5/26/2018 5:30 pm

I did not realize she was racing in Indy this year. I might have to tune in this year to see how she does.

"Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax." – Mark Black


redrockrascal 59M
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5/26/2018 5:17 pm

    Quoting MyBaffies:
    She's done well to make her mark and be successful in a male-dominated sport. A bit like Susie Wolff over here who was trying to get into F1 but in the end had to concede defeat after making it as far as test driver. She now devotes much of her time trying to get young females into the sport whether that is driving, engineering, management, etc.

    Hope Danica enjoys her last race and her retirement.
I read about Susie Wolff recently she's somewhat following in the steps of Lynn St James. All 3 are pretty impressive.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 59M
17469 posts
5/26/2018 5:15 pm

    Quoting XHamburgDave:
    I am fortunate, I can watch the Race live at 2pm UK local time
How close are you to Silverstone?

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 59M
17469 posts
5/26/2018 5:13 pm

    Quoting s2ndegree:
    Ya gotta love her guts for her love of speed!
    I'm looking forward to an Indy car race.I didn't
    know they still had a series.
    Have you set your eyes on the new formula one car?
    They look like an Alexander Calder Mobile with wheels.
    A new roll cage and Winglets on winglets and Naca ducts with Naca ducts!
    Hideous!
The tech part of F1 is amazing, but the cars are ugly. The new Indy car is more like the 90s cars - sleek and kinda sexy lookin.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 59M
17469 posts
5/26/2018 5:10 pm

    Quoting clittywhisperer1:
    There is a tremendous amount of luck and timing involved in major racing .She had an average amount of talent and drive but did not have the "it" factor you need to be super successful like the king, earnhardt, unser, gordon, johnson etal. but the field must be filled by more than 10 cars to mke a show and make money so danica had a spot . she made her mark though nowhere near a lynn st james or donna mae mimms mark. I wish her well in her retirement casual racer spokes person career . and yes she is a looker i'd rotate her rear end anytime
I always thought Lynn St James was a very smart and talented driver. She also scared the shit outta me at Riverside - we watched it start and ended up just about in front of us.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


MyBaffies 48M
2003 posts
5/26/2018 4:15 pm

She's done well to make her mark and be successful in a male-dominated sport. A bit like Susie Wolff over here who was trying to get into F1 but in the end had to concede defeat after making it as far as test driver. She now devotes much of her time trying to get young females into the sport whether that is driving, engineering, management, etc.

Hope Danica enjoys her last race and her retirement.

Baffies

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XHamburgDave 74M  
3513 posts
5/26/2018 3:13 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    Thanks Dave, This looks to be a very competitive 500 with the speeds and new car. I'm going to try to avoid the Monaco results so I can watch a recording of it later. But that usually doesn't work out as wanted.
I am fortunate, I can watch the Race live at 2pm UK local time


s2ndegree 59M  
7766 posts
5/26/2018 3:08 pm

Ya gotta love her guts for her love of speed!
I'm looking forward to an Indy car race.I didn't
know they still had a series.
Have you set your eyes on the new formula one car?
They look like an Alexander Calder Mobile with wheels.
A new roll cage and Winglets on winglets and Naca ducts with Naca ducts!
Hideous!

Using more than all the road!


clittywhisperer1 53M
751 posts
5/26/2018 2:12 pm

There is a tremendous amount of luck and timing involved in major racing .She had an average amount of talent and drive but did not have the "it" factor you need to be super successful like the king, earnhardt, unser, gordon, johnson etal. but the field must be filled by more than 10 cars to mke a show and make money so danica had a spot . she made her mark though nowhere near a lynn st james or donna mae mimms mark. I wish her well in her retirement casual racer spokes person career . and yes she is a looker i'd rotate her rear end anytime


redrockrascal 59M
17469 posts
5/26/2018 1:56 pm

    Quoting XHamburgDave:
    Thanks for a Great Post Red, I am really looking forward to watching the Indy 500. However first things first, I have the Monaco GP to watch tomorrow
Thanks Dave, This looks to be a very competitive 500 with the speeds and new car. I'm going to try to avoid the Monaco results so I can watch a recording of it later. But that usually doesn't work out as wanted.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 59M
17469 posts
5/26/2018 1:53 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Great article as she is a one of a kind lady, and im sure Aaron Rogers doesn't have anything to do with her retiring early either..
Thanks T, she is pretty impressive. I really don't think AR was part of her retirement decision things in racing change quickly and unexpectedly.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


XHamburgDave 74M  
3513 posts
5/26/2018 1:35 pm

Thanks for a Great Post Red, I am really looking forward to watching the Indy 500. However first things first, I have the Monaco GP to watch tomorrow


Tmptrzz 55F  
44843 posts
5/26/2018 12:16 pm

Great article as she is a one of a kind lady, and im sure Aaron Rogers doesn't have anything to do with her retiring early either..

Just your average every day run of the mill nana here!!!


redrockrascal 59M
17469 posts
5/26/2018 12:02 pm

Ladies and gentlemen start your engine

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


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