Danica Patrick on NASCAR’s new adjustment rule


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Last week Danica Patrick finished 21st in the Daytona 500. The performance was very Danica Patrick. Her finish in the great American race was very…meh, pedestrian, uninspiring, expected, typical. Daytona is a track where she’s had some success so maybe more was expected?

This week Patrick will be in Atlanta where she recorded the highest finish of here NASCAR career (6th) on Labor Day weekend. Danica’s previous high was 7th at Kansas in May.

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NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch, charged with beating his ex girlfriend


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Kurt Busch, a former NASCAR Cup level champion has been SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY due to the events of Friday. Today a judge said the former champion almost surely choked and beat a former girlfriend last fall and there was a “substantial likelihood” of more domestic violence from him in the future.

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Danica Patrick: Now or Never in NASCAR


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Danica Patrick, and every other NASCAR driver as well, begin a new season this week. Yes, it really is that time again. The 2015 Sprint Cup season kicks off Feb. 13-22 with the traditional Budweiser Speedweeks at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The 57th Daytona 500, the first points-paying race of the season, is scheduled for Feb. 22 and will be broadcast live on FOX.

Heading into the final race of the season in Miami last year Patrick said “I’m tired of the season.” Here’s the full quote in in it’s entirety)

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Christmas Abbott: NASCAR Pioneer


Her name is Christmas Abbott – and ‘no’ that’s not a typographical error.

Christmas Abbott was discovered by NASCAR executive Ted Bullard who saw her videos and invited her to Charlotte, N.C., for a tryout. He set up a wheel and axel assembly station and she drilled the bolts with lightening speed. She will join NASCAR’s year-long Truck Series and is excited about her debut, even if it comes with plenty of expectations.

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PHOTO: Dale Earnhardt Jr: “Jesus Birthday Boy Sweater”


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Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the internet today. Or at least he wins the “ugly Christmas sweater” portion of the internet for the 2014 Yuletide season. It’s going to be really tough for anyone to top Junior on this one. Ugly Christmas sweaters have been trendy for a few years now, the hook being “it’s so horrible that it’s great” or “fun bad.” (like watching Chicago Bears football)

As you see below, the most popular driver in NASCAR has set a new bar in this practice.

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Danica Patrick: 4th most searched athlete of ’14


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Danica Patrick has never won a race at the Cup level. She’s hardly even finished in the top ten.  Her average finish is about 24th. However, when it comes to attracting attention and publicity, she finishes ahead of every past and present NASCAR driver.

When it comes to being relevant and visible, she’s like Jimmie Johnson times a thousand.

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Danica Patrick: “I’m tired of the season”


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It’s the season finale for Danica Patrick, as well as everyone else in running at the NASCAR Cup level. The very long season ends and a champion will be crowned at Miami’s Homestead Speedway. Said Danica Patrick of her sophomore season at the highest level:

“It will be good to get some rest. It’s a long season. It’s 40 weeks, with two off weekends. I’ve said for the last couple of weeks, I’m not tired from the season, I’m tired of the season. It will be nice to get away some and recharge for 2015.”

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NASCAR reporter Krista Voda leaves FOX for NBC


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Krista Voda has left NASCAR on Fox to join NBC Sports. The 40 year-old pit reporter was born and raised in Clinton, Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa. She just tweeted:

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Danica Patrick begins life with new crew chief Sunday


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Danica Patrick begins a new era at the Cup at Texas this weekend. After two years with crew chief Tony Gibson, she now welcomes Daniel Knost as the head of the No. 10. Knost is the interim crew chief and brings along his road crew from the No. 41 SHR entry of Kurt Busch. Gibson and his road crew move to Busch and the Haas Automation team.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr admits he coasted off his name, legacy


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So much of life depends on who you know, and so much of that is determined by who your parents are. NASCAR is like applying to an Ivy League school or rushing a fraternity: being a legacy trumps everything else; always.

NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr, admitted how much being a part of a dynasty has influences his success.

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PHOTO: Danica Patrick has new pink car this week


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Just like last week, Danica Patrick will have a new look with a new car again this week.  In a rare change from her normal green racecar, Patrick’s race machine sport sported the blue and white colors of Aspen Dental (her secondary, not primary, sponsor) at Kansas. You can view photos of that car here. And this week Danica Patrick will have a pink car for breast cancer awareness month.

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PHOTO: Danica Patrick racecar to have new look


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Danica Patrick will have a new look with her car this week. New colors, new sponsor.  In a rare change from her normal green racecar, Patrick’s machine this weekend will sport the blue and white colors of Aspen Dental at Kansas.

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