Danica Patrick Is Back: Nationwide Series Set to Become Poor Reality Show Again

Brandon CaldwellCorrespondent IOctober 5, 2010

Danica at Dover running good again!!
Danica at Dover running good again!!Nick Laham/Getty Images

As the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series concludes, the ratings are about to go down, and the falseness is about to go up.

That's right, people: Danica Patrick is back as part of the Nationwide Series this weekend.

I'm sure fans like me are excited to see if she can up her best finish of 24th! So far, so good for Danica with zero lead lap finishes.

But maybe she'll be better this time around. A second place finish at the treacherous Homestead-Miami Speedway in a boring IndyCar Series, with only nine cars on the lead lap, is surely going to help her adjust to the heavier NASCAR Nationwide Series cars.

I mean, after all, that crash at New Hampshire was all Morgan Shepherd's fault anyway. What's a guy with four wins in NASCAR Sprint Cup doing in the Nationwide Series anyway? He doesn't cause a scene and strut his stuff down pit road; who the hell is Morgan Shepherd? How dare he get in her way.

And I was truly impressed with her run at Dover. I mean, 35th is hard to get to in this series. I know how hard it was for her to pass the start and park field filling venture of the Boudreaux's Butt Paste Chevy driven by big-named Jeremy Clements. He only ran 122 laps. Hey, at least she finished right?

I know this article may sound and seem ridiculous, but seriously, I think I've heard all of the above excuses used by the NASCAR guru Marty Reid on ESPN...don't even get me started.

So when you're watching the first half of these next few races and hear any of the excuses above, please, as a fan of the sport, turn off your television sets and watch college football. The sport aspect of this thing we call NASCAR is over, and it's just another reality show.

I'm up for college football, and then watching the snoozer Pepsi Max 400 on Sunday...yeah, football has a lot to do with me turning off my TV.