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Danica Patrick qualifies in pole position for the 2013 Daytona 500

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Danica Patrick qualifies in pole position for the 2013 Daytona 500

She did a great job. Congrats to her.


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We'll see come race time...
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Danica Patrick qualifies in pole position for the 2013 Daytona 500

Yeah she really dropped like a rock in the Duel race.


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Let's put this in the proper perspective. She raced Formula Ford in Europe for three years with one 2nd place finish and no wins to show for her efforts in three seasons. She won one IRL race in 2008 only because everyone had to stop for fuel but her. Is she good for the sport? Of course she is...Is she an exceptional talent? Hardly.
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Danica Patrick qualifies in pole position for the 2013 Daytona 500

She also finished third in the points in a very competitive Formula Atlantic series and sixth in the points in Indycar at the end of the 09 season. Plus she had a third at the Indy 500. Not too shabby. But you're right, she hasn't shown to be exceptional.


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Danica Patrick qualifies in pole position for the 2013 Daytona 500

She held her own. Great job.


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She had a great car. She went from 3rd to 8th in a half a lap on the last lap. She had no clue what to do...
To her credit, she stayed out of trouble and got a respectable finish.
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