Monday, July 21, 2008

Women drivers

OK, just the title of this post is bound to get me in trouble. But there was almost a cat fight at the IRL race after a pit row spat between Danica Patrick and Milka Duno.

The pair have made as much news off the track as they have on. Duno, 36, is a former model-turned-race car driver, who has been behind the wheel competitively for the past 8 years. Patrick, practically born with a steering wheel in her hand, had been the Anna Kournikova of the racing circuit until winning her first IRL race this year. The win put to rest criticism that she was better at racy photos instead of racing cars.

It's Patrick's second recorded spat with a fellow race car driver this year. At the Indianapolis 500, she tried to confront Ryan Briscoe after a pit row crash. Ironically, Briscoe went on to win the next IRL race and was the winner Sunday the day after the Patrick-Duno argument.

Before I get blasted with comments about women drivers, I will note that my wife has been in two less accidents than me (Me 2, her 0) as well as three less speeding tickets (Me 3, her 0).

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