Danica Patrick interviewed by Graham Bensinger

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  1. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    Big deal...how did that make the team better? There is a reason why Godaddy left.
     
  2. Revman

    Revman May God Bless Coach Joe Gibbs and all JGR Fans

    Yeah, he was "right behind" the regular season champion. You sure try hard.
     
  3. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I think SHR is going to be a thorn in your side for awhile Rev. Your boy is a good restarter, I worry about that with this new package. I do think it is tilting to his wheelhouse, he can scrum with the best of them. Excited for next season of spoiler gate.
     
  4. Revman

    Revman May God Bless Coach Joe Gibbs and all JGR Fans

    @StandOnIt holds his line. He doesn't stir sh!t with whoever/whenever which is a troll IMO. He can handle an argument without name calling or getting personal....so have the argument....leave the name calling stuff to those who get banned.
     
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  5. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    SHR a thorn? :XXROFL:
     
  6. Revman

    Revman May God Bless Coach Joe Gibbs and all JGR Fans

    Dude. C'mon. Not your discussion, but you are welcome to join.
     
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  7. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Car Chief

    I am with you about the driver drama stuff as I am more interested in the cars. Of course I don’t sit around staring at the leader board to see how many tenths 14th is gaining on 13th per lap either like someone I know does.
     
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  8. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

     
  9. Revman

    Revman May God Bless Coach Joe Gibbs and all JGR Fans

    I worry about Delana's wife, but worry 0 about the rest of them. 0. Yeah, you would think that low horsepower momentum stuff would be his deal, but I think it's cool that that is not what he is interested in driving. If you believe the stuff around here, KB is selfish, right? Then why isn't he loving a package that should favor him?
     
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  10. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Car Chief

    He was on a roll with the name calling the other day and even repeatedly called a member a liar. Just ask him!
     
  11. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    That is simple enough. He thinks he has a better advantage with the old system that really rewards a restart and getting out front in clean air.
     
  12. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    There is a reason why all the sponsors leave just look at Lowes. I don't recall anyone saying it made the team any better...but it allowed the team to compete for many years and it made a living for a lot of people...and that is a very big deal for the people that make their living in racing.
     
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  13. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    Clean air will be huge in the upcoming season too with the new package.
     
  14. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    It didn't take away from the fact that Danica didn't have enough talent to keep those big sponsors did it?
     
  15. Revman

    Revman May God Bless Coach Joe Gibbs and all JGR Fans

    Cole Pearn says that it will be truck racing until the engineers get it sorted, and then strung out like usual. Lots of money for 0 net gain. The beat goes on....
     
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  16. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    It's not going to change, the bodies are all the same, get out front and you have the advantage.
     
  17. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    I don't understand why you keep bringing her talent up to me like you are trying to convince me...I already know she was over her head in the talent department in a cup car. I think one of the biggest reasons is because she couldn't figure out what the car was doing and couldn't give the crew chief the feed back they needed to set the car up so she could drive it. But, she kept that team out there for many years and I honestly think she gave 100% effort even though it didn't reward her performance very well.
     
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  18. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    100% effort even tho she admits she didn't have a clue how to communicate what the car was doing? Come on man ...if she was was winning, if JJ was winning, they wouldn't of lost big name sponsors.
     
  19. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    And don't use the excuse of 5hour, they were on their way out anyway.
     
  20. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    What part of your post did I just not say in my previous posts? It's like you are wanting to argue with someone that agrees with you. :confused:
     
  21. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    The part where Danica wasn't the plus to this team you think she was. SHR should of dropped her sooner and put a driver in that ride who had a chance of winning.
     
  22. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    Who was going to pay to operate the team with this new driver? Don't you think if they had a top notch driver that could bring major funding to that team for a multi year deal they would have jumped on it as soon as the Go Daddy money was gone?
     
  23. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I thought Danica was good for IndyCar, but she was an embarssment in NASCAR.

    Aric Almirola putting up 4 top 5's and 17 top 10's compared to her 7 top 10's in 5 full time seasons shows that she stunk it up behind the wheel.

    She was never serious about racing, if she was, she would have stuck it out in the Xfinity Series for another season (4 top 10's & 10th in points was never anything special and even by her standards could have ran better) and continued to run NXS while in Cup for experience.
     
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  24. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    Hmm they seemed to find funding ok for Almirola, again failed logic.
     
  25. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    Didn't Almirola bring sponsorship?
     
  26. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Amirola doesn't get that ride without the Smithfield money. If Danica was still bringing big money SHE'D probably still be in that car.
     
  27. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    Probably, so to say Danica is the reason why that team kept going isn't true, it was sponsorship. Danica just happened to luck out with GoDaddy.
     
  28. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I have a hard time believing Danica's camp wouldn't have been able to get sponsorship money that is the same dollar figure as Almirola. But I'm willing to bet Aric & the 10 team is running on a cheaper budget than GoDaddy & other sponsors. Danica is a top dollar driver & isn't gonna run for cheap.
     
  29. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    Yep, Unless Stewart Haas secures their own sponsorship money for that car I think it will always be a pay to play car.
     
  30. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    Most cars are pay to play.
     
  31. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Car Chief

    DP was ok as long as her pal was running GoDaddy but once that changed she was done.
     
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  32. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    It’s not binary. Almirola brought both more sponsorship and a higher level of talent.
     
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  33. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    One part I didn't like what that after Go Daddy changed hands and dropped sponsorship, another sponsor showed up, didn't pay and had to be sued and a settlement made. Danica never mentions any of that, or the efforts made to keep her in the car and what a PITA that was. Waiting for rumors that she is the problem when her latest boyfriend starts bombing in kickball in "as the Danica turns"
     
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  34. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    Would Brendan Gaughn or Paul Menard be where they are if not for family money? I'm not a fan of buying a ride . Almirola brought sponsor bucks with him. He has to perform and show them they're getting they're money's worth or he's gone.
     
  35. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    He did all right for himself, he should of won the Daytona 500 if it weren't for getting taken out by Dillon.
     
  36. hidesert cowboy

    hidesert cowboy Team Owner

    to that I would say probably. They did have the debacle with nature's bakery. YES almirola would not be in the car without smithfield money. if SHR had money wouldn't you rather have had kenseth? I know I would he could hold the car open in case they ever wanted to put custer in the car. I can think of several more choices I would have rather had than almirola. I don't think almirola is all that great of a driver. I think the problem is everyone knew danica was as good as she would ever be and after wrecking all the time it was getting to be a negative and a drag on any sponsor. basically the time was done. I have plenty of opinions of danica as a driver, you can search them. The interview was cool though and you guys can be mean, LOL
     
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  37. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Almirola finished 5th in the series. I can't throw salt on that myself in comparison, second best SHR car. I am not sure Matt would have done better than that, but we will never know, but SHR made a good choice IMO for Danica's replacement and Dale Jr's grave yard was denied many battered hulks of a race car because of it
     
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  38. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    I wouldn't be surprised if in the future they all are. It's moving more and more in that direction in a lot of the motorsports series.
     
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  39. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    He wasn't very stellar in last nights game...but neither were most of the other players on the team. So I'm not going to blame Danica yet... unless I find out he has been spending to much time hanging out at her wine vineyard.:)
     
  40. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

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