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Sunday, May 15, 2005

Driving Miss Patrick

To make up for my inappropriate WNBA reference in the post below this, I'll make a more serious post on Danica Patrick getting the fourth starting position at the Indy 500, the best such positioning ever for a female driver. Since I know next to nothing about NASCAR, I have to ask: is there any reason why women shouldn't be able to compete with men in this sport? In other sports, obviously men can use their superior size and strength, but does that apply to competitive auto racing? While I have heard that NASCAR drivers do train hard, I'm unclear the extent to which exclusively male physical traits translate to victory at the track.

I think this might be the first time I have ever posted on NASCAR.