Y’all will let me know when the whole “end of the world” joke reaches its end, right? (Just do so gently.)
Well, hopefully it hasn’t yet because, check it: Danica Patrick today secured pole for the season-opening Nationwide race at Daytona.
Now, to be clear, this is the second-tier series where she is going to do most of her running this year. But it also is at Daytona.
Oh. And. We’re. Talking. About. Danica.
One thing is for sure. She already knows how to talk like them Nascar boys: “I’m just happy I could turn the wheel, push the pedal down and start on the pole. It’s great to be in this position,” she said, according to ESPN, which must be lovin’ this!
According to ESPN, Danica’s the first woman to earn a pole position in the second-level Nascar series since 1994. Shawna Robinson did so at Atlanta on March 12.
Danica averaged 182.741 mph on her fast lap, which took 49.250 seconds.
She starts in front of Trevor Bayne, Elliott Sadler, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Austin Dillon, Sam Hornish Jr. and Tony Stewart.
Dale Earnhardt just rolled over in his [blanky blank] grave, I’m thinking.
After running in this race on Saturday, she’ll make her Sprint Cup debut at the Daytona 500 on Sunday.