Short tracks and road courses.
- Oct 17, 2012
- Lexington, SC
Love me some Patrick, but I would have loved her to go the Deegan route in several lower series first. But.....$$$$$$$$$$$$As long as she isn't another Danica, I'm fine. I have no problems with women in NASCAR, they should just earn their spot like any of the guys. Danica was nothing but a marketing gimmick. If Deegan continue to perform, she'll have my respect.
She was 30, waaaaay past the age you try and acclimate to Cup.
Taken where?Point taken.
I hear your point.Taken where?
Greg Biffle was 33 years old the first time he climbed into a Cup car. Patrick had plenty of seat time in the B Main ... more than enough to acclimatize to cars with fenders.
I still think she never developed the communication skills to adequately tell a crew chief what she was feeling in or wanted in the car. It wasn't a matter of not taking the heat, it was more sponsors realizing she wasn't improving and taking their money elsewhere.
ARCA at Daytona.I'll point out that Hiers in the 11 either wouldn't or couldn't hold his line on the bottom when she was running lap after lap on the outside of him, I don't know if he was doing that on purpose to try and clear her on the side draft and unloading his wheel, but there was a couple times where he almost doored her. When she finally ducked in behind him she was square on him in the corner then he came off low and she came off higher than expected, over zealous on her part pushing a little too hard on exit (hopefully she'll learn from that one). There was some other questionable moves that I saw by Gravel and a few others that backfired on them trying to get around her, that if it was a veteran guy they would have stuck in behind and pushed for sure. The 17 teammate did a good job pushing her till his engine expired.
We're expecting to discuss a talented young driver who has raced, and will race, in NASCAR for years to come. Just as we have been discussing.You all expecting to see photos of ARCA Deegan posing on social media?
I have a subscription to "the Deegans" on YouTube. Most of it is the nonsensical antics of their young and crazy family in life but Dad films most of Hailie's racing experiences and that is mostly the stuff I watch. Here is one example. I can relate to when she is driving the beater truck. When I was that age I was doing the same thing. They are good kidsI never was impressed by the marketing machine that was Patrick but I am impressed by "that Deegan girl".
My only wish is that no stiff in an advertising agency convinces someone that she needs to go to charm school.
Her style is quite her own and her enthusiasm compared to that of nearly every other driver is absolutely refreshing.
She is a racer and that is what I love.
If any of this is an act then she has me fooled. I don't think so.
I have a subscription to "the Deegans" on YouTube. Most of it is the nonsensical antics of their young and crazy family in life but Dad films most of Hailie's racing experiences and that is mostly the stuff I watch. Here is one example. I can relate to when she is driving the beater truck. When I was that age I was doing the same thing. They are good kids
Dirt track experience will teach ya control....Yeah me too. Nascar needs a female to do well, that's my deal, and I have followed her dad's career for a long time, from back in the SPEED days. They are a racing family. I was impressed with the respect she got at Daytona, she established herself last year as a driver that won't take any sheet. She isn't out there flailing around and sawing at the wheel like sparkle pony, but has good car control