SI: Petty: Women still don't belong in race cars

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WonderSlug

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Thumper said:
Richard Petty needs to pull his head out. Women haven't had the same opportunities to become race car drivers. I do think there win be a top level Nascar woman driver someday.
Danica finished top 10 again in the Indy 500.

She would have finished top 5 again, but got screwed when she pitted and then the caution went up. That cost her about 3 or 4 spots and allowed others to pit without losing too much time.

Plus, she was racing in a slower car than most others in the race. Her car topped out at 217 mph, while the others could push theirs to 220 mph.

3 or 4 extra mph over the course of the race can add up to a 20 second differential. She ended up about 18 seconds behind the winner.
 
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Thumper

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WonderSlug said:
Danica finished top 10 again in the Indy 500.

She would have finished top 5 again, but got screwed when she pitted and then the caution went up. That cost her about 3 or 4 spots and allowed others to pit without losing too much time.

Plus, she was racing in a slower car than most others in the race. Her car topped out at 217 mph, while the others could push theirs to 220 mph.

3 or 4 extra mph over the course of the race can add up to a 20 second differential. She ended up about 18 seconds behind the winner.
That's what I'm talkin' about! Nice post WonderSlug.