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December 15, 2009

Racing Fans: Stuck For Gift Giving Ideas?

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 12:20 pm

Santa Defender is ready to help.

There are just a few days left for your holiday shopping, and after a ten second search of the Internet I find myself wondering whether Danica still even drives in the IZOD IndyCar Series. Should you go here http://store.nascar.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=3317875&cp=1736852 you will be assaulted with the same imagery I was, and could be confused.

Danica has not turned ONE lap in any NASCAR event, and yet she is receiving equal billing with Jimmie Johnson. Her participation in any actual Cup event is at least a year away. Do you find yourself wondering how the stars in that series who have earned their fame by driving, winning and climbing ladders for years feel about this particular hype? Perhaps a NASCAR aficionado or two could speculate.

In true NASCAR fashion, the merchandise being offered is over the top gauche (like most racing related merchandise) and would definitely look good on any of the interior panels of most any mobile home or covering barely concealed cellulite. Danica has also announced she will be releasing a fragrance later in the year, but it does not yet have a name. It should be simple and to the point, and if she is serious about going for the NASCAR demo, perhaps she should call it ‘Fart.’ That would definitely grab some more attention. After all, farts = attention.

If she is really going to be the next Mark Martin we should probably review the gals in the pipeline…one that has gotten some serious looks recently is Simona De Silvestro, who is Swiss and also easy on the eyes. Leilani Munter has been off saving the planet but I believe she should be re-engaged by at least a Lights team. There are probably five or six aspiring female IndyCar drivers who are currently active, and that is nice diversity. Milka Duno is not the next Danica, and we may lose her. Even she has announced she will test in NASCAR.

Have a happy holiday and try to steer clear of buying tacky, worthless junk to give as gifts.



  1. I imagine that this Danica hype will make a lot of NASACAR drivers, NASCAR fans, and IndyCar fans, sick in their stomachs.

    For all we know, she may NEVER drive a Cup Car. She does not need to. She does not have to drive anything!! She’s already tapped in and has not turned a wheel.

    I would bet Danica does not plan to ever race in Cup Full time. She can do a few NASCAR races here and there, run her IndyCar schedule and collect from the sales. Then in a few years, she can have a child and get out of the business for a year or two, maybe for good.

    There will be no shortage of female talent in IndyCar. Danica’s big sale out could be her fall. There’s nothing worse than a song that gets over played; it eventually will drive people nuts and then away!!!

    Comment by Mike Miller — December 15, 2009 @ 1:46 pm | Reply

  2. Why does the phrase ‘sour grapes’ come to mind when i read this? 😉

    Comment by hates crappies hates gomers — December 15, 2009 @ 7:14 pm | Reply

    • That is exactly what this blog entry is……SOUR GRAPES.

      Editor’s Note: I see you did not work on your reading comprehension skills during your time away.

      Comment by TroyM — December 16, 2009 @ 12:53 am | Reply

  3. Do you find yourself wondering how the stars in that series who have earned their fame by driving, winning and climbing ladders for years feel about this particular hype?


    No, I don’t, because we’ve how those in racing react towards this sort of thing, remember 2005?

    Comment by Damon — December 23, 2009 @ 12:41 pm | Reply

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