VIDEO: Danica Patrick great at fashion, not so much at racing


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Danica Patrick was asked what she did during her off week. This past weekend there was there was no Cup, only Nationwide.

“I presented at the ESPY’s on Wednesday night and then went Lake Tahoe to cheer for Ricky (Stenhouse) in the American Century Championship. It was fun to watch him play golf and it was a fun experience,” she answered.

“I’m ready to get back, though, and I think the guys got some much-needed time off and I think we’re ready for the final 17 weeks.”

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NASCAR Country: a parody account or legitimate?


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If you haven’t seen the Twitter account NASCAR Country or @NASCARCountry, you don’t know what you’re missing. Depending on your demographic, it’s either heaven, or ironically, unintentional comedic heaven. I still can’t really determine if the person behind it is tweeting seriously, or if it’s a parody account. However, at the end of this article, I will venture a guess as to what I think the gig is; what the agenda’s about.

One thing is not debatable: NASCAR Country is over the top. And that’s intentional.

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Danica Patrick moving to Formula 1? F1 Owner very interested


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It’s not news that Danica Patrick has to improve this season if she is to stay in NASCAR. Everyone knew this heading into the Daytona 500 and the beginning of the season. As part of Stewart Haas Racing with Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch, she has some really accomplished teammates, and very powerful backers.

Unfortunately, Danica Patrick hasn’t improved. She had a decent run early-mid May (recording the highest finish of NASCAR career at Kansas), but since then, she’s gotten worse, and her overall points standing is a mere 28th.

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LA Kings among 8 GREAT teams that NO ONE READS about


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The best teams should get the most coverage; in a perfect sporting world. Almost all the teams on this list do get some coverage. Most of them sell tickets to their games, and have a decent sized fanbase. Only one team, the program in the #1 slot, is a program that nobody cares about. Even though that program is solid and consistent.

The market is saturated- that’s what all these teams have in common. For a whole host of different reasons. Basically, there is really no demand for any more coverage. Current supply is excess. The LA Kings, like the other seven teams on this list, would deserve the coverage they receive, maybe even more (they’re that good)…..if all media outlets were non-profit; serving the public interest only.

We’ll look at why these teams are all great, and the reasons why you just don’t click on stories about them. We’ll explain why

a.) more people should care about these teams and/or

b.) why those that do care, don’t read.

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Danica Patrick finishes 23rd (which is good for her) at Dover


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The Danica Patrick has “turned the corner” story line is starting to run out of mileage (pun intended). Today she finished 23rd, after starting 28th. And although 23rd place is anything but exciting, it’s actually pretty good by her standards. It’s above average, as she’s now 28th in the NASCAR Cup series standings.

Bummer, since May was actually a pretty good month for her, as she took some major steps forward. Before ending not so well at Charlotte.

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Danica Patrick at Dover has been…kind of a rough go


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Here’s how Danica Patrick has finished at Dover in the seven races she competed in during her career: 29th, 24th, 26th, 28th, 30th, 35th, and 16th. She completed the entire race on the lead up just twice at Dover. She lead three laps only once. Indeed Jimmie Johnson she is not. Especially not at Dover.

Although, since she had such a promising May, up until the Coca-Cola 600, which was a disaster…but hey, she did really well in Charlotte at qualifiers. Will this week at Dover be any different for Danica Patrick.

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Danica Patrick finishes…..hey, she was 4th (in Qualifiers) at Charlotte


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Danica Patrick saw her night at the Coca-Cola 600 end early, as her engine let out. This was after Danica dropped all the way back to 33rd. Officially, she finished 39th; of 43. Which is rather disappointing considering that she started fourth. Danica Patrick even ran as high as second in this race; on lap four.

She remained in the top 10 for the first 70 laps.

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Getting DRUNK with the Indianapolis 500 Infield: a detailed recap


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The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s highest attended single day event. Its total capacity is approximately 400,000 with about 125,000 located in the cheapest and most “festive” seats of the infield.

All newbies marvel at the sheer size of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway upon entering it the first time. The modern day answer to Circus Maximus is large enough to hypothetically house the Vatican, Churchill Downs, Yankee Stadium and the Rose Bowl all at the same time!

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PHOTOS: first ever Indy 500 winner in 1911; Indy 500 Speedway Museum


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If you decided to click on this, you are in for a treat! I visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum in mid-March, just hours before Michigan State thrashed Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament Final, for a chance to take in Indy 500 history and Indy 500 culture. It was literally 26 degrees, with a wind chill of 10 that afternoon in Mid March (just in case you needed yet another reminder of what a BRUTAL WINTER we had in the Midwest).

Still I fought the elements to bring you this Indy 500 photo essay- my 90 minutes of vacation time on that trip. Before I went back to work.

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Danica Patrick premiering a new car this weekend, will she improve?


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Danica Patrick drove a brand new car at Kansas and will drive another brand new one this week. She’s hoping that car will bring more success. Danica Patrick enjoyed a career-best seventh-place finish at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. She drove in the top-10 for the entire race and had arguably the best performance of her Sprint Cup career.

And this week, she will be competing in a race sponsored by one of the many companies that she has an endorsement deal with. That’s gotta help Danica out, right?

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Danica Patrick looks to drive into NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte


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Danica Patrick looks to continue her recent upward trend Friday night in the Sprint Showdown at Charlotte and get herself into Saturday’s Sprint All-Star Race. She can finish in the top two positions and qualify for the All-Star Race or become the top vote-getter online.

Danica Patrick won the online vote last year and is hoping to do so again. Maybe this special cartoon and promotional poster, released only to NASCAR and Fox Sports can help.

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PHOTO: Danica Patrick in cartoon promo for NASCAR All-Star race


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Have you seen the Danica Patrick comics-inspired photo within the gallery of the 10 drivers eligible for the fan vote in this weekend’s All-Star Race. Well you have now by clicking on this link. These comics of the ten drivers were sent only to NASCAR.com and Fox Sports, the racing league’s primary broadcast partner. 

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