like one of the guys. She earned it.
To her credit, she has chosen to compete in the same field as the men, playing by the same rules, getting no special favors. Whereas golf courses move the women’s tees closer to the hole, neither NASCAR nor IRL spots woman drivers any leads over their male opponents.
So, as for Danica Patrick, I say it’s long past time to give her credit where it is due. In my assessment, she was not a great driver in the IRL circuit, but she was respectable nonetheless.
How will she fare in the NASCAR world? We shall see.
That said, sportscasters can lay off the sexually perjorative terms.
In a related note, she is not off to a good start at Daytona: she wrecked on lap 2.