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Jeff Gordon is also on the first row.

Now it'll be 195+ mph in a crowd.
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Who is this guy Datona?  I would give the Rumi pole to Danica Patrick, no matter who is on the front row watching ... well except for Ldyblade.  hahahaha

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The mere title of this thread is fodder for OOC.
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I couldn't be happier for her!  You go girl!

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Half decent looking woman or not the Big Left Turn has got to be some form of extraterestrial manipulation of certain masses. Might as well call it the Hypnorally.

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Auto Racing is even more monotonous to watch than baseball
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If all she's doing is pole dancing, I'd watch, but NASCAR racing is more boring than professional chess, golf, tennis, and ping pong combined !

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If all she's doing is pole dancing, I'd watch, but NASCAR racing is more boring than professional chess, golf, tennis, and ping pong combined !

I dunno.  Try to combine all those together simultaneously, and I just might watch it!

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If all she's doing is pole dancing, I'd watch, but NASCAR racing is more boring than professional chess, golf, tennis, and ping pong combined !

That's how I feel about bicycle racing.  :;):  Except tennis, that's much more exciting than bicycle racing.

Kudos to Danica.
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A whole bunch of speed bumps that clog up the left hand lanes of highways everywhere white knuckles to the wheel doing a prudent fifteen mph under the posted limit

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You left your turn signal on.



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If all she's doing is pole dancing, I'd watch, but NASCAR racing is more boring than professional chess, golf, tennis, and ping pong combined !

Pole dancing is serious business.

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Are you a commie or sumpin'?
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I haven't watched NASCAR in years but that is pretty cool. I may have to watch some of that. Good for her. From what I'm hearing she earned it.

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GO DANICA!!!!! She ROCKS! And she's gorgeous!

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Rumor in these parts is that her car was set up for qualifying first. Meaning, it ain't gonna last.
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I have no interest in NASCAR but I would love to watch the coverage just to hear the announcer say that "Danica Patrick is sitting on the pole".
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I put $50 on her to win the cup...longshot but it pays $12,500.00!!! You go girl..

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Rumor in these parts is that her car was set up for qualifying first. Meaning, it ain't gonna last.

Yeah it'll perform differently in 'dirty' air.

She still gets bragging rights.
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Don't all the crews make adjustments between qualifying and racing?  Even if a car was specifically set up one way, isn't it possible to change that before the race?  Personally, with no knowledge of how they work, I would imagine there is very little difference between how any of the crews work.  One team's secret would become SOP the next season.

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Rumor in these parts is that her car was set up for qualifying first. Meaning, it ain't gonna last.

The Dual will be somewhat revealing.Unless some stupid crash collects her early.

A lot of that was Hendrick power: they were all over the top spots including right next to her and IIRC Hendrick engines aren't usually known for breakage.... that said, and she and others alluded to it, while a driver may not be able to win the pole absent a great car they sure can lose the pole WITH a great car by just some slight error in line. Get aggressive and scrub speed on a corner and it's gone.
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I am all for anything that will get rednecks to turn left, even momentarily!  heh

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I know stock car racing has it's roots in "Redneck America", but there is an incredible amount of engineering that go into those race cars. I machine components for everyday vehicles, and one diameter dimension has a tolerance of plus or minus .010 millimeters. 10 microns. So laugh and make fun all you want, but it ain't shade tree mechanics putting these cars on the track.  :)
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