Bill France Sr didn’t work for the drivers or the track he worked for him self. If they didn’t like it, he would say fine and he will find someone else to drive or another track to race on.
If you are on the West Coast and want to make it in NASCAR, there’s only one way to do it. You have to go east. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done out west. You have to impress the people on the south east side of the country. Many big names in California go unknown in the eastern end of the country, but they might have been big stars if given the chance. However, two young guns went east, and now they are on the brink of being big stars of NASCAR.
With three races in the record books, Danica Patrick has an impressive eighth place finish at Daytona, a 39th place finish at Phoenix and a 33rd place finish at Las Vegas. This is an indication that it will be a season long effort establishing a new team in the Sprint Cup Series, but Danica is up to the challenge. Though she is a rookie in the series, she is far from a rookie in racing.
Danica Patrick’s second start of the season at Phoenix ended in a hard crash. She ended up finishing a disappointing 39th. She came into the race leading the "Rookie Of The Year" battle, but it’s still early in this 36 race season.
Danica Patrick proved her pole position for the Daytona 500 was not a fluke. She wrote her name into the record books with an eighth place finish. She is the only woman driver with a top ten finish in the Daytona 500. Along with silencing her critics, Danica continues to be an inspiration for girls everywhere.
Danica Patrick has her critics who claim she doesn’t belong in racing or that she’s more focused on being a star that a racer. On Sunday, she gave them something new to talk about by earning the pole for the 2013 Daytona 500. Danica has been proving her critics wrong from the time she arrived on the scene with the IRL in 2005, and it would be unwise to count her out of NASCAR’s biggest race this Sunday.
Patrick had simply won the pole for Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway however had not arrived for the post-qualifying news conference Friday when Bayne, the second-place qualifier, interceded.
Although the JR Motorsports has been around for less than a decade, it seems much older given that the co-owner has a rich history in NASCAR.
Dirt Pro Stock driver Bret Belden of West Edmeston NY is in the Champion SEARCH FOR A CHAMPION contest help his dream come true.
The Andrettis are three generations of race car drivers.