Bad Qualifying Day For Danica Patrick

(photo courtesy IZOD IndyCar Series)

Which Danica Patrick climbed out of her Indy Car after qualifying today?  The fans have seen a very charming Danica in the Go Daddy commercials, an angry Danica, and a joyous Danica after her one and only IndyCar Series victory.  This afternoon the media saw a shaken Danica Patrick!

“I was shaking for minutes,” Patrick said after climbing out of her Andretti Autosports car following her qualifying run.

The problem has been a loose car. Really loose. So loose that after she saw teammate and former Indianapolis 500 pole winner Tony Kanaan spin and crash during his qualifying run, Patrick said she was not a bit surprised.

“We’ve been loose all month,” Patrick said. “It’s just not there. We trim it out and it gets worse. Our car is just totally skating across the track. This is disappointing. None of us are OK with this.”

“Not the car,” she said. “It’s the setup.”

From pit lane, she said during an interview which was broadcast over the public address system at the track, “I wasn’t flat out the last two laps and I was scared to death flat on the first two. I’ve never been bad here before. I’ve never been outside the top 10 on a finish or qualifying, so, it’s not my fault. The car is not good.”

Apparently Patrick’s explanation did not set well with the large Pole Day crowd. Her word provoked a cascade of boos from the front stretch grandstands.

That left her shaken as well!

What is your view of Danica throwing her race team under the bus?


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