by Charlie Turner
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Talladega Super Speedway is famous for tight packs of cars racing sometimes four abreast, all trying to avoid the almost inevitable “Big One”. Maybe we should have recruited one more writer for this week’s Loose in Turn 3 discussion.
Is there a “Danica” on the NASCAR horizon?
Charlie: If there is, it’s probably not THE Danica. Now that Danica Patrick has cracked the race winner ranks in the Indy Car Series - where she is the sport’s most popular driver – I can’t see her moving to NASCAR full-time. Maybe she will make a few cameo appearances in stock cars. I once thought that “Danica to NASCAR” was a no-brainer. I have changed my mind.
Chrissy Wallace could be the one that breaks through to NASCAR stardom. She has the backing, family support and knows all the right people – which may be the most important thing of all. I like Chrissy’s chances.
TZ: Chrissy Wallace is the first and only name that comes to mind. Danica moving to NASCAR may or may not be in the future, who knows, but I think that if Chrissy is able to get out there and make a name for herself and win a few races, then that may actually draw Danica to NASCAR one day. I think Chrissy has a pretty bright future ahead for her in this sport, though … not based purely on skill, but she’s got all the backing that anyone breaking into the biz could possibly ask for.
Bruce: Danica has pretty much said no for the moment. Chrissy Wallace seems to be it. Everyone else seems to languish in a vain or rushed attempt at Cup level competition and it hurts more than it helps .. the there are those who bag the boss, but that’s another LITT for another day all together.
That’s what the guys think – though the opinions are not necessarily shared. What do you think?
You can read about more looseness in the third turn at…
Bruce’s Bit’s: A J Allmendinger; is the ex-Champ Car driver going to make the cut over the next year?
TZ’ post: Will Jeff Gordon ever win a fifth championship?
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