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    Monday
    May252009

    SpongeBob Sounds Off

    A few days back, Yahoo! Sports asked Jimmie Johnson about the notion of Indy Racing League driver Danica Patrick coming to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

    "If she's serious about doing it, she needs to spend a year or two, while racing IRL, running ARCA, running trucks, running Nationwide and really understanding the difference in the vehicles," Johnson answered. "Otherwise, she's going to be put in a tough situation. ... You can't just show up in the Cup Series and go."

    Hello??? McFly???

    Isn't that what you did, Jimmie? Just show up in the Cup Series and go? Completely bypassing the Busch series (now Nationwide) after Boss Man Hendricks handed you a ride on a silver platter? One minute you were a Late Model driver at some hokey track and next thing you know you're Jeff Gordon's teammate. Seemed to work okay for you! It doesn't matter to you that she's already won on the IRL circuit and other Indy drivers like Tony Stewart, Juan Pablo Montoya, and even Sam Hornish, Jr. (just to name a few) have made the switch with varying degrees of success. (Stewart is a two-time champion, mind you.) And the fact that an old washed up geezer like Mark Martin can suddenly go to Hendricks Motorsports and post twice as many wins as you this year just bolsters the argument that in the Sprint Cup series it's more about the equipment and less about the driver. So what is it, Jimmie? Is it because she's a girl? Does she threaten your manhood? What's good for SpongeBob isn't good for SpongeJill?

     

    C'mon, Jimmie, don't be scared of her...she won't bite!