Thank you Danica

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by furredracer88, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. mack

    mack Team Owner

    Yet another benefit from being a member here. I learned how to spell "Tabasco". What a maroon, as Bugs Bunny would say. I honestly never noticed it. I'm reel smartly that way
  2. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Tabasco. Learn to spell it, learn to use it, learn to love it.
  3. mack

    mack Team Owner

    Got it, thanks for the tutelage.
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  4. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    We tried today, we tried so hard to get Danica back into the race discussion thread. But everytime it mysteriously disappeared. Someone said she was irrelevant. Gosh, it was soooooo devastating. :(
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  5. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    Deegan is the new Danica.

    Just watched the Irwindalen (rebroadcast) ARCA race -- amazing door-to-door ending with Winner Huddleston getting bumped after the Checkered Flag and goes sliding into the wall. But while the battle raged on in front, the announcers were talking about Deegan making a pass for 4th place and how great she was, only to get passed by the same car because she used up her junk. Just awful...
  6. acmerocket

    acmerocket Team Owner

    first it was a k+n west race,she is the real thing,has two k+n wins and is only 17.will race in 5 arca races later this year.she spun out and came from the back.funny thing happen at the race.after the crash huddleston walked to victory lane.then they towed to car there.they told him to get back in the car and had us cheer when he got out.they said it was for tv. toyota loves her and she will be the first female to win a nascar race.
  7. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    when harvick gives you a shout out you know you are the real deal.
  8. mack

    mack Team Owner

    I vividly recall going up to Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway in the late nineties to see "the next Jeff Gordon" race. His name was Casey Atwood. He was a bonafide "can't miss" prospect. He had it all. I remember all the bold predictions from the locals. Where is he now? At 17, Deegan is far too young for anyone to know where she'll be in two years, much less ten. At each rung of the latter, it gets tougher to climb. I've seen average drivers win track titles with way above average budgets, and I've seen great drivers win track titles with way less. If Toyota is throwing money her way in the K&N series, that helps her a lot. Put her in an average funded team and see what she can do, That's where the rubber meets the road. Only time will tell.
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  9. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I don't think Hailie Deegan is talented enough to be a star driver in the Cup Series. She looks talented enough to be better than Danica though, however.
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  10. hidesert cowboy

    hidesert cowboy Team Owner

    Calm down, only about 4 or 5 cars even capable of winning on a given week in the west series. Deegan is driving for the best team. Deja vu, Danica
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  11. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    While I agree with that to an extent (just look at Todd Gilliland), she's running laps around Brittany Zamora who's in a BMR car.
  12. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    Same old "oversell" -- just like Danica. I don't know of anyone personally who was anti-Danica (more skeptical because of the open-wheeler thing) when she first came to NASCAR, but I do know that many got tired of the saturation -- just plain bad race coverage. I believe a lot of that was seasoned fans already had their favorite driver.

    But I got lucky when I went flipping thru the channels last night and realized that I was receiving NBCSN (not listed on my Satellite TV package) and it was showing the race. First time for me to see Deegan and I was getting tired of Street Outlaws :D for my Monday night racing fix.

    Race was fun to watch and the ending was what I expect at the front. But with laps winding down and they're focused on the race for 4th when the war is raging up front -- that's a no bueno. IMHO
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  13. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Chastain Supporter

    Too many unknowns of how good of equipment she'll end up in Cup or Xfinity, but the hype machine has been set in motion. She's a strong bet to end up better than Danica, she at least loves to race and is specialized in stock cars. I could see her and Decker in Cup years from now. NASCAR loves to rep as many demographics as they can.
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