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03-01-2012, 01:58 AM #14
Yer right Wolf, they never show her feet. Gotta have some decent hooves on her. No shoe sponsor I suppose. She has done a lot for the sport,. Jimmie Johnson would have probably broke a nail if she hadnt shown him how to let go of the steering wheel.Never argue with a crazy man.
03-01-2012, 08:31 AM #15If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what will never be. (Thomas Jefferson 1816)
03-01-2012, 09:19 AM #16
There are still a couple male drivers that if it wasn't for their last name or career path, they'd likely not be racing at the top level. It does go both ways.
I did laugh a little when she was accused of "covering her eyes" when she hit hte wall the other day. Please, the impacts sustained in indy car are way worse than NASCAR. Try hitting a wall in a open cockpit fof a smaller lighter vehicle and 220mph and compare to a impact in a fully caged stock car. Both are designed to absorb the impact.
Wait until we get to a road course and she smokes the entire field except the other former open wheel drivers. Ovals are as much about oval experience and car setup as driver skill. Road courses place more emphasis on more well rounded driver skills... you know thinks like shifting the car and threshold braking brakes.... other than just throttle modulation, steering and drafting skills. Darn the turning right thing.
Didn;t she get a pole position the other day?
03-01-2012, 09:22 AM #17
I don't think it's "Stupid' as much as they are characterised as unrefined and somewhat simple. Nothing wrong with that really. I think it depends a lot of where the racetrakc is located.
Quite honestly I think there a good solid cross section of the US (other than minorities) that watch NASCAR. Rmember 50% of the population doesn't even earn enough ot pax income taxes. Our corss section is made up of predominantly pepple livign relatively simple lives with limited resources. It's not stupid... just ignorrance.
My wife is a mortgage lender. Turst me a large percentage of the public are very, very ignorrant... and a many of those that fail to grasp basic concepts involve personal finance and borrowing, are often see with T shirts or hats with their favorite driver.
That beign said, I don't think you'll see more affluent folks even if they are NASCAR fans wearing T-shirts and baseball caps with theri favorite driver. So it's perhaps a unfair comparison.
03-01-2012, 07:28 PM #18Tough times don't last...Tough people do.
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