Saturday, February 25, 2012

Attention on Danica Patrick irks Robinson

   Apparently the first woman driver to win a pole in the NASCAR Nationwide Series is not all that happy with the attention being lauded on the most recent.

    On Saturday, Shawna Robinson, who became the first woman to win a pole in March 1994 at Atlanta, posted the following message on her Facebook page:

    "OK I've held it in long enough!!! It's not that hard to qualify at Daytona or Talladega!! Race, draft yes …qualifying is CAR! If only POLAROID would have been the event sponsor and I was driving for Tony!!"

     Robinson was referring to Danica Patrick, who won the pole for Saturday's series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Her reference to Tony Stewart is likely related to Patrick's Sprint Cup Series team, but in the Nationwide series Patrick drives for JR Motorsports, owned in part by driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    In fairness Patrick did assign much of the credit for the pole-winning run to crew chief Tony Eury Jr. and her team for building a fast car.

    Robinson made 61 starts in what is now the Nationwide Series, winning one pole and one Top-10 finish, a 10th in 1994 at Watkins Glen, N.Y.


  1. Shawna...and where are you now?? Only one pole and one top 10 finish? Apparently you were mediocre, at best.SOMEONE'S JUST A TAD BIT JEALOUS!

  2. Danica already has a higher best finish in Nationwide with a 4th. Shawna, it's a different time and Danica is now and she's also a better driver.

    Just the way it is.

  3. She actually did win a Daytona Dash race at the New Asheville Speedway in the early 90's. A very hard track to drive.

    Shawna was the first and only woman to win a race in a NASCAR touring series. FYI.

  4. Mediocre, huh? Sounds just like Patrick's career.

  5. Danica has better cars than shawna did, Danica should be in the top 5 in every race.

  6. Danica is an average driver. In the indy series they comment on all he top ten finishes that is easy when you have a feild of 18 to 20 cars.
    every one is on the Bandwagon because she is female and has GO DADDY as a sponsor. If it was not for that she would not have a ride