Win, Lose, Drew by Drew Litton

Win, Lose, Drew

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  1. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 3 years ago

    I hope she wins so the guys on ESPN will shut up about NASCAR and stick to baseball, football, hockey, and basketball.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago


    I wonder how far she’ll get before one of the pigs puts her into the wall (accidentally… of course). One thing nice about open wheel racing is that trying to spin someone out could be suicide. They just don’t do it.

  3. trimguy

    trimguy said, over 3 years ago

    I wish her the best.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    “….why can they only turn left? "

    That must mean that all of those NASCAR drivers are Democrats!

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    Of course she doesn’t- she has a pit crew to do that.

  6. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, over 3 years ago

    I’d take this a lot more seriously if her main endorsement deal wasn’t the could-we-be-any-more-exploitative-of-women boys at

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    I think she is bigger than Mark Martin.
    His success is not due to his size either.
    Mike Waltrip, he is so large just maybe it interferes, over six foot and 200 pounds…
    It is like horse racing in one respect, weights are added to the cars to equailze them.

  8. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 3 years ago

    Isn’t this the same Danica Patrick that once got into a cat fight with another female driver?
    World’s Dumbest tried to feature the footage, but NASCAR refused to let it out for fear that it would damage the reputation of the sport and the involved parties.

  9. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    First qualifying race just ended, the big guy made it. Michael is close to six and a half feet tall, must make his car top heavy.
    Danica was almost last, but she has the pole position locked in so she coasted around.
    Her call.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    Stephen Colbert noted that NASCAR was invented by a guy who wanted to see what it would look like if a box of detergent was travelling at 200 mph.

  11. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 3 years ago

    NASCAR was derived from all the moonshine runners who used to smuggle it back in the day. After the end of Prohibition and WWII (et al), that left a pool of surprisingly trained and experienced drivers in the South. Motor sports in general had gone international at this point (auto races were actually popular in Europe in the 1920s), and so it wasn’t long before we had a proper racing league going.
    As far as the advertisements go, virtually no insurance company in the United States will insure a NASCAR vehicle, due to both the high risk of a crash and the high risk of the vehicle being totaled in said crash. As such, teams sell advertising space on their vehicles in order to get a pool of money going so that they can make repairs and otherwise pay the bills.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    There’s more racing in one or two laps on a road course like Infineon, than in 500 miles of roundy-round. Also back in the dirt track days, there was a lot more racing than on super speedways like Daytona. BTW, Danica, like most Formula One drivers, got started in go karts on tracks turning both ways. She’s very talented, and has good equipment this year, so she should do well. BTW also, look how many drivers in NASCAR, for years, have never won a race.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    It was about five guys in the lead pack and when the last run came, she was blocked in, as were several others who might have won. She did a good job, and 8th place in your first run at the Daytona 500 is pretty good. Again, it’s the idiocy of Americans’ “only first counts” that ignores the accomplishments of those getting in the top 10. And again, the real racing was only about 8 laps on the “roundy-round”.

  14. Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    Ketira shena Pretarasedrin said, over 3 years ago


    You mean most Americans. With the Sprint Cup, everything is cumulative, so for me it’s who has the most points when the “Race for the Chase” comes around later in the season.
    I like it because it is fun watching the racing drama between drivers and cheering for one’s favorites. Where else can you see cars going at nearly 200 mph? I figure watching it from home gives me the next best seat to watch. (It’d even be better if I had an HDTV, but….. : \ )
    @dtroutma – Some of the races in the Sprint Cup are at the Formula 1-type tracks, but I’m not sure which ones are those. (I know the two here in Florida are not.) You will have to check the Sprint Cup Schedule to see which tracks are which type.

  15. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 3 years ago

    ^it’s only once a season. it was called sears point, then infineon, and now it’s sonoma raceway. I race my spec miata there regularly.

    a top 10 finish is championship material. Danica did amazing for a human driver. many season champions are happy to consistantly finish in the top 10, and in fact many championships have been won without a single first place finish.

    my favorite driver has always been ‘the king’ richard petty. everytime the commentators talk about various records, they almost always have to put in the qualifier “except for richard petty”. I hope they retire his number some day.

    and before anyone says the rules are different now than then, most of his records would still hold up in spite of different rules. 7 daytona 500 wins is the one that counts today.

    and to paraphrase one of many petty’s quotables, “i have no doubt there are 45 good drivers out there, but only 2 or 3 of ’em know how to race”

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