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chief52
04-19-2008, 11:26 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/8051728

Relief: Danica Patrick wins 1st IRL race
by FOXSports.com
Updated: April 19, 2008, 11:23 PM EST 8 comments
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Danica Patrick made history Saturday night in Japan, becoming the first female to win an IndyCar Series race with her victory at Twin Ring Motegi.

Patrick used fuel strategy to her favor, passing several cars late in the race who had to pit because they could not make it on their fuel. Then, with two laps remaining, she passed Helio Castroneves en route to capturing the checkered flag.

The victory comes in Patrick's 50th career IndyCar Series start.

Patrick came into the national spotlight in 2005 when she finished third in her rookie outing in the Indianapolis 500 when she was driving for Rahal Letterman Racing.

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MIAdragon
04-19-2008, 11:28 PM
Good for her.

Chiefmanwillcatch
04-19-2008, 11:31 PM
bah. fuel strategy.

KCChiefsMan
04-20-2008, 04:31 AM
she made history by being the only racer who every guy should want ott ****

Silock
04-20-2008, 04:40 AM
bah. fuel strategy.

She DID have to pass someone at the end to win, too.

Fuel strategy wins races for just about every driver out there. I mean, the last 20 laps of every NASCAR race are about fuel and tires.

kstater
04-20-2008, 04:48 AM
Nice win. Now when is Milka Dunna going to win?

Fruit Ninja
04-20-2008, 05:29 AM
Nascar now days is rarely about fuel. You get a few fuel races, but not many anymore. The last 20 laps if a car is not seriously dominating are about people keeping their car off the wall. People drive crazy in them last few laps in Nascar.

StcChief
04-20-2008, 08:46 AM
Nascar now days is rarely about fuel. You get a few fuel races, but not many anymore. The last 20 laps if a car is not seriously dominating are about people keeping their car off the wall. People drive crazy in them last few laps in Nascar.

so really this is like NBA just watch the last 5 minutes.

chief52
04-20-2008, 08:53 AM
so really this is like NBA just watch the last 5 minutes.

No, because the NBA only has two teams involved so they will be there at the end. NASCAR has 43 teams. You need to position yourself throughout the race in order to be there for the last 20 laps. Totally different...in fact opposite would probably be a better description.

beavis
04-20-2008, 08:59 AM
This thread is worthless without pics.

kstater
04-20-2008, 09:43 AM
This thread is worthless without pics.
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Deberg_1990
04-20-2008, 09:55 AM
Shes no Anna Kornikova

kstater
04-20-2008, 09:59 AM
Shes no Anna Kornikova

Yeah, she's actually won something.

Mr. Laz
04-20-2008, 09:59 AM
congratz to her for getting the monkey off her back

chief52
04-20-2008, 10:05 AM
Yeah, she's actually won something.

Exactly :clap: She's hot and is a winner as well. Here's to her!

Buehler445
04-20-2008, 10:17 AM
The important question is did she get nekkid afterwords?

blueballs
04-20-2008, 10:18 AM
they let her out front
so they don't have her behind them
telling them how to drive and when to turn

Chiefmanwillcatch
04-20-2008, 10:20 AM
racing is for women.

Baby Lee
04-20-2008, 10:26 AM
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Is it weird if I actually find this picture sexier?

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080420/capt.d18f7921d4e64256a6d55c30af4a0aab.aptopix_japan_irl_indy_japan__auto_racing_mot107.jpg?x=260&y=345&sig=XogAb6K3MX8diDp3oavWUA--

Danica's 'cheesecake' photos seemed stilted to me, while the one above encapsulates her badassness AND attractiveness.

Donger
04-20-2008, 10:37 AM
congratz to her for getting the monkey off her back

I volunteer to be the monkey on her back.