What a difference a day makes. On Thursday, Danica Patrick crashed her car and got her starting position demoted for the Daytona 500 on Sunday. On Friday, Patrick earned the pole position for the Nationwide Series race at Daytona.
She’s on the pole! If you’ve seen her GoDaddy ads and lad mag photo shoots, you can insert your own jokes here. With most of my NASCAR posts, I often include or lead with a picture of their racecar. Yet with Danica, there seems to be other pics related to the story I’d rather be posting for some reason.
On to business. From the AP:
The former IndyCar star won the pole Friday for the season-opening Nationwide Series race at Daytona, becoming the first woman to secure the top qualifying spot in NASCAR’s second-tier series since Shawna Robinson at Atlanta on March 12, 1994.
It came a day after she wrecked on the final lap of a qualifying race for the Daytona 500.
“It’s a good turn of events,” she said.
It also set off a flurry of Twitter traffic that included words such as “Dansanity,” “Danimosity,” “Danimite,” and “Dantastic.”
Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, an official Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports
A Fulbright scholar and MBA, Banks has appeared on live radio all over the world; and he’s a member of the Football Writers Association of America, U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and Society of Professional Journalists. The President of the United States follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB) You should too.Follow paulmbanks