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Ted Hoppe
09-02-2014, 08:05 AM
Tell me how this driver can have three season with this record? 71 races with only 4 top tens = best 6th position.... Give me a break.



Career Race Data
Top

Average



Year
Races
Wins
Poles
Standings Finish
5
10
DNF
Finish
Start
Winnings


2012 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/sprint/drivers/1311/racelog?year=2012)
10
0
0

0
0
2
28.3
36.1
$1,053,885


2013 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/sprint/drivers/1311/racelog?year=2013)
36
0
1
27
0
1
5
26.1
30.1
$3,529,700


2014 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/sprint/drivers/1311/racelog?year=2014)
25
0
0
28
0
3
3
24.1
22.0
$2,790,184





Totals (http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/sprint/drivers/1311/racelog?year=Totals)
71
0
1

0
4
10
26.2
29.4
$7,373,769




It is a trailer park soap opera set on mainly boring tracks.

The Bigfella
09-02-2014, 08:18 AM
Its on regularly on a channel I often watch for other motorsports, but if its on, I'm more likely to watch lawn bowls.

Paul Pless
09-02-2014, 08:28 AM
It is a trailer park soap opera set on mainly boring tracks.

There's a lot that I don't like about NASCAR. But there are enough extremely talented drivers, teams, and car builders to continue to hold my interest a bit - folks that given the opportunity could and have competed in any form of motorsport. I don't watch races that I don't find compelling. Many of the tracks are boring to me. Daytona, Talladega, Bristol, Martinsville, Charlotte, Sears Point, and Watkins Glenn usually produce interesting races. The stock car race at Indy is compelling in that the cars are raced there in such a way that they remind me of the racing lines, driving style, and the sounds of the roadster era of the fifties.

As for the driver stats that you posted, there's always been drivers like that in all forms of racing, including sports car and grand prix. . .

Ted Hoppe
09-02-2014, 08:33 AM
That's called a stroker. Runs the apron for show money and always has mechanical problems to bow out early.

She does bring the concept of "stroker" to a whole new level. But still 71 runs and no top five finishes with averages of 26 out of 30....
http://bentcorner.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/danica2-200x250.jpg

The Bigfella
09-02-2014, 08:36 AM
Gawd, what an awful photo of her

Ted Hoppe
09-02-2014, 08:39 AM
Gawd, what an awful photo of her

thought so too. The car behind her might be worse.

The Bigfella
09-02-2014, 08:45 AM
Is she peeing on it?

Paul Pless
09-02-2014, 09:00 AM
from a racing perspective she was interesting years ago when she broke into Indy Car; but that was a long time ago and she's winless in Indy and NASCAR
Gawd, what an awful photo of heryeah, i don't get the whole trying to make her a sex symbol thing. . .

she's much more attractive when she's not trying so hard

http://i2.wp.com/www.wonderslist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/DanicaPatrick.jpg?resize=500%2C333

The Bigfella
09-02-2014, 09:05 AM
I agree, but I don't think that she's doing it for our benefit

Gerarddm
09-02-2014, 09:09 AM
I don't follow NASCAR at all, but the little I see of news tidbits, she has seemed a mediocre driver. Didn't one of the Pettys say she was fast, but not a racer?

Has a woman ever raced F1, F2, or F3?

And yes, a crass photo of her.

Paul Pless
09-02-2014, 09:11 AM
Yes, there's been women F1 drivers.

Bobby of Tulsa
09-02-2014, 09:17 AM
A lot of race drivers realize that NASCAR is where the money is, and as easy as some of you think it is, a lot of them just can't seem to get it right.

David W Pratt
09-02-2014, 11:18 AM
Denise McCluggage?
Not F1, but Shirley Muldowny

David G
09-02-2014, 11:54 AM
WWF with loud engines and gaudy jumpsuits.

Ian McColgin
09-02-2014, 11:57 AM
Two interesting facts about the NASCAR audience: It has the highest percent of women fans of any pro sport; and the audience is way over 90% white. If only we knew what that could mean.

CWSmith
09-02-2014, 11:59 AM
Oh look! He's making a left-hand turn... Oh, another left-hand turn... This is riveting people!

I'd rather cut the lawn.

John of Phoenix
09-02-2014, 12:54 PM
A lot of race drivers realize that NASCAR is where the money is, and as easy as some of you think it is, a lot of them just can't seem to get it right.No kidding - the guy made $7.3 million in three years averaging 26th place.

Bobby of Tulsa
09-02-2014, 01:00 PM
No kidding - the guy made $7.3 million in three years averaging 26th place. My brain is not functioning right now, but I am sure Pless can tell you the exact amount, it is worth a few thousand dollars to the team just to start the race.

Stiletto
09-02-2014, 06:16 PM
No kidding - the guy made $7.3 million in three years averaging 26th place.

What would be the approximate cost of campaigning a car for one season?

John Meachen
09-03-2014, 02:40 PM
A two car team will likely build cars for short ovals,superspeedways and road tracks.With the rapid and intense schedule there is insufficient time to repair cars during the time between races and there will be cars undergoing repair at all times.There will also be new cars of each type introduced at various stages of the season and which incorporate developments.Throw in a representative of each type for wind tunnel testing and its pretty clear that they are not campaigning a car but rather a number of cars.I have read a description of the operation of one NASCAR team which included the information that they operated three aircraft-an executive jet for the senior personnel,a 50 seater to move the mechanics and a 4 seater for chasing urgent parts or ferrying specialists.Throw in a fleet of large trucks and a large workshop facility and the payroll costs of the entire workforce and you have to be looking at $30 million a season.Possibly a lot more for the front runners.