Written by administrator on July 7th, 2012
Disappointment at Daytona for Danica Patrick
News from ESPN:
Douglas Jones/US PresswireWhen Jeffrey Earnhardt lost control in front of her, Danica Patrick, in the white No. 7 car, went low to try to avoid the accident, spun, then slammed into the wall.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Members of Danica Patrick’s pit crew were scattered behind their war wagon near the end of pit road at Daytona International Speedway, resting, sweating and staring into space as they monitored radio chatter.
Patrick’s aptitude at NASCAR’s most storied venue made the Friday night race one of the prime opportunities for victory remaining in Patrick’s first full Nationwide Series season, according to crew chief Tony Eury Jr. The sense of anticipation amid the tires and air wrenches underscored how much his crew agreed.
And Patrick was proving them right. She had led five times for 13 laps and was running sixth on Lap 83 of 100, searching for another draft partner to spirit her back to the front and, perhaps, to the first national series NASCAR win by a female in the sport’s history.
Then the squawk in their ear pieces indicated their driver was in the type of multi-car melee typical of restrictor-plate racing, the type that had damaged 14 cars in an earlier incident. They rushed to the television monitor at the pit box just in time for the in-car view from her No. 7 Chevrolet of the hood crumpling as the car rammed a wal…………… continues on ESPN
Tiger, Lefty miss cut at Greenbrier
News from FOXSports.com:
Updated Jul 6, 2012 9:44 PM ET
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP)
One week after he won for the third time this season, Tiger Woods gets a rare weekend off.
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Woods missed the cut in the Greenbrier Classic by a stroke Friday, following an opening 71 with a 69 to finish at even par. He missed a cut for only the ninth time in his PGA Tour career, and for the third time in a tournament following a victory.
After winning Sunday at Congressional, Woods was on a course he’d never seen before.
”I didn’t quite have it,” Woods said. ”I drove it really good today and I just did not have the feel for the distances. The ball was just going forever. I know we’re at altitude, but I just couldn’t get the ball hit pin high no matter what I did, and subsequently, I made some bogeys.”
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