My two cents on Danica to NASCAR
What's my response to the news that
Of course, even Montoya regressed a bit during his second season, dropping from 20th in the standings to 25th. But I don't see many signs that Hornish is ready, after two years behind the wheel, to compete for a spot in the Chase just yet. His troubles, and especially his car-control issues, indicate that he's not comfortable driving a bigger, heavier stock car -- especially one that handles poorly in the corners, as the new car does. So is Patrick's purported deal to drive Junior's Nationwide car just a publicity stunt?
Of course, as publicity stunts go, it would be a doozy, joining together the Most Popular Driver in NASCAR with someone who is not only an accomplished racer, but one of the more recognizable figures in American pop culture. No matter how much she might struggle, Patrick could cry herself to sleep at night on her piles of cash.
So really, there wouldn't be any losers here, in the long run. Just don't look for Patrick to make a full-time commitment to NASCAR if she runs poorly. Once she does, it's likely to take quite a while before she's competitive. Why rush things for that?
I feel badly for this gentleman. I do. To most people, on-camera work seems to involve mostly talking, and
Not everybody, unfortunately. I give this a 9.5 on the cringe-factor scale.