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Danica Patrick Will Bang Doors with the NASCAR Boys and Like It

INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 07:  Danica Patrick driver of the #7 Motorola Andretti Green Racing Dallara Honda poses with some milk beside her new 'Got Milk?' ad campaign poster before practice for the IRL IndyCar Series 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 7, 2009 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
al asifyouknowSenior Analyst IJune 17, 2009

 

"Allegedly, will consider offers, it is a possibility, she might make the jump," and on and on; let's be honest folksthis is probably a done deal.

Danica's three year, $21 million deal with Andretti-Green Racing is over this year. 

Where will she go? I don't know, but I would venture to guess someone in NASCAR is already counting the money, "one for me, two for you." You get the picture.

She will require a big investment, but the return will be huge; she is the medication needed to get a team through these hard economic times. Agree?

One just needs to google the name "Danica Patrick," stand back, and look at how many articles come up about the sexiest driver ever.

The beneficiary of this gold mine has a main suspect, Chip Ganassi; even though it has been reported he wants her for a third Indycar. Well, Let's just fallow the money.

No team can benefit from Danica Patricks revenue magnet super stardom more than NASCAR's Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing.

If EGR wants to be considered as an important team in NASCAR, hiring Danica would be the fastest way to get a big fan base and sponsorship opportunities.

There is one sticking point, will Danica be willing to slum it in the East or West series, will she put up with ARCA?

The best choice would be to put her in the Nationwide series for half a season and run the cup series the other half, and if she has the stamina, run both.

There is talk about her ability to handle these 3000-plus pound stock cars, or if she's got the strength to steer them 500 miles.

I think she can. I'll never forget the first time I saw race car drivers up close and personal; I thought they were Jockeys, most of them are small guys. 

Her Indy career has proved she's a driver you don't want to mess with; she will get in your face, and if a gentleman is stupid enough to hit her, can you say career over?

There is no doubt she will be able to rub paint with this boys, she ain't no wall flower folksand I mean it. 

Somewhere in the NASCAR offices, Mr. France and company are making phone calls and encouraging anyone to "Show her the money" and maybe offering some help with a few bucks out of his pocket.

He better than anyone understands, she is the fast track to get those slumping attendance numbers and TV ratings back on on track.

 

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