August 14, 2005

Stewart wins for fifth time in last seven races: Tony is on a serious roll right now.

posted by dbt302 to auto racing at 11:17 PM - 5 comments

I don't know much (anything) about racing but wasn't there a girl (sorry, woman) who was seriously in contention. Or was that some other race?

posted by tommysands at 01:10 AM on August 15, 2005

tommy, that was the Indy Car race. Danica Patrick started in the pole position, but finished 16th. Scott Sharp was your winner. Insofar as I have an opinion on NASCAR drivers, I like Tony Stewart. He wears his fearlessness and take-no-shitness on his sleeve, which sets him a little bit apart from the carpetbagging pretty boys and old-school lunkheads that make up much of the rest of the field. Good on him.

posted by chicobangs at 02:39 AM on August 15, 2005

Danika did not have the pole position at Indy, but started 4th

posted by shmoobocko at 08:55 AM on August 15, 2005

Okay, you're talking about another race. Gotcha.

posted by shmoobocko at 08:57 AM on August 15, 2005

You're thinking of Erin Crocker in the ARCA Series. She is running cars for Ray Evernham. He owns the 9 and 19 in the Nextel Cup Series. She is talented and should get better as time goes along. In 3 career ARCA RE/MAX Series starts, finished career-best 2nd at Kentucky Speedway '05, 7th at Michigan Int'l Speedway '05 and 12th at Nashville Superspeedway '05. Won Pork Poles at Nashville and Kentucky. Also qualified 7th at Michigan. Led 28 laps at Nashville. Also led 5 laps at Kentucky. Signed with Ray Evernham Motorsports in 2004 to a driver development program under which Erin will compete in the NASCAR Busch Series, the ARCA RE/MAX Series and the USAC Silver Crown Series in 2005. Veteran of World of Outlaw sprints, All-Star sprints, ESS sprints, ELS sprints, mini-sprints and quarter midgets. First female to win an A-main feature event in World of Outlaws competition in 2004. First female in history to qualify into the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway IA in 2003. Named Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year ’03 becoming first woman to have the honor. Won 5 ESS A-main feature events, 12 heats and awarded the 360 Wild Card award and ESS Outstanding Newcomer award from National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2001. The team was also honored as the 360 Team of the Year by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame ‘01. ELS sprint Rookie of the Year ’99. Mini-sprint Rookie of the Year at Whip City Speedway ’97. Graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York with bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Management Engineering in 2003.

posted by dbt302 at 10:38 AM on August 15, 2005

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