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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-29-2005, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Indy 500 Sniveling

Robby Gordon, the NASCAR personality, is a whiney little b1tch...but I'll bet he's not alone.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...x.html?cnn=yes

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Robby Gordon accused Danica Patrick of having an unfair advantage in the Indianapolis 500 and said Saturday he will not compete in the race again unless the field is equalized.

Gordon, a former open-wheel driver now in NASCAR, contends that Patrick is at an advantage over the rest of the competitors because she only weighs 100 pounds. Because all the cars weigh the same, Patrick's is lighter on the race track.

"The lighter the car, the faster it goes," Gordon said. "Do the math. Put her in the car at her weight, then put me or Tony Stewart in the car at 200 pounds and our car is at least 100 pounds heavier.

"I won't race against her until the IRL does something to take that advantage away."
Robbie Gordon, the sniveling puke that he is, is really just echoing the whole incredibly lame NASCAR mantra of making all cars exactly the same-- a brand of socialism applied to "racing."

NASCAR has become so personality-driven that it is indeed the WWE on wheels. Hell, I saw on a Pizza Hut box the other night that the drivers had their names trademarked. WTF?

Go Danika! (She's pretty hawt.)

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Well... Racers have all gotten smaller in recent years. Buddy Baker or A.J. Foyt (Just to name a couple) would not be given the oppertunity to drive if they were just getting started today. The smaller the driver the better. Go stand next to Jeff Gordon.. He could be a Jockey for Christ Sake...
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Oh...and you're welcome in advance.

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I just got done reading an article on this subject before I logged on.
Personally I think it is because she is a woman. Most men cannot take losing well, let alone to a woman. She’s a good driver and so what she is thin. They say the weight advantage will only gain her about 1mph. what Gordon fails to mention is that driving any car well takes skill. There are small men in racing and no one threw this big of a fit over them. Oh well that’s just my 2 cents. I am going to go watch her whip up on those boys.
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Shouldn't be an issue anytime soon...

http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/indy20...ory?id=2071467
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Agreed Robby Gordon is an idiot but not taking a driver's weight into consideration is pretty stupid. Good race today -- despite ABC's horrible coverage.
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Even if the weight was the same, a woman typically has more mass down low (hips), where a man usually has it higher (chest/shoulders). This means a woman, at the same weight, would have a lower CG. Something else for Gordon to complain about...
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Gordon is a whiny little baby. I am a recovering Nascar fan, "Hi, my name is Jon, and I used to waste 5 hours of my life watching Nascar every week."....

Thank God I discovered Formula 1.
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Gordon is a whiny little baby. I am a recovering Nascar fan, "Hi, my name is Jon, and I used to waste 5 hours of my life watching Nascar every week."....

Thank God I discovered Formula 1.

Not to mention open wheel racing in the grand scheme of things is the upper crust of society, if you will. The best time to get groceries is during a Nascar race, I think you can deduce why...
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Do think Patrick's getting a bit of a free ride on her boneheaded restart late in the race yesterday -- the one that took out two other guys.

Back in the late's 80's (I think), Kevin Cogan was a rookie who qualified in the first or second row in one of Penske's cars. Right after the cars crossed the start/finish on the first lap -- Cogan's car made a big move left. He hit A.J. Foyt on the side -- then Mario piled into him. Cogan said a part in the rear axle broke -- and a forensic examination did find a broken differential -- but USAC left the door open by saying they didn't know if the break occured before the accident or not.

During and after the race, the press had a field day raking Cogan -- and even Roger Penske(!) over the coals for putting a rookie into such a piece of good equipment. Well, a very similar thing happened yesterday -- and Bobby Rahal couldn't even own up to the fact she blew it.

I believe one difference is that Cogan's dad was Chairman of Litton Corporation at the time -- so there was some jealousy over his getting really good rides on his way up to CART. That said, Penske canned him at the end of that year -- and he never got as good a ride again.

Anyway, just an observation. Frankly, if Bourdais had finished one spot behind her -- my vote for rookie would have gone to him simply because he didn't take anybody else out.
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