Thursday, May 26, 2005

Gentlemen and Lady, Start Your Engines!!!

She's only 5'1" and [cough] she's a girl, but rookie Danica Patrick could spank the big boys this weekend at the Indy 500. Only the fourth babe ever to qualify [what's a girl got to do to get a ride around here, fellas?] she's also the most telegenic -- a sassy, classy 100 pound chick in a fire suit. And at 23, a good, potentially great, driver. She had ten top five finishes on the Toyota Championship circuit last year. The only driver to finish all 417 laps.  The first woman to do this. The first to do that. Finally someone with two X chromosomes who isn't the Indy equivalent of tits on a bull. 

She wanted the pole position -- and was pissed that she didn't win it. You gotta like that in a female -- rechanneling her energy from shop til you drop to peddle to the metal. It also doesn't hurt that she's part of the Rahal-Letterman Team whose car won Indy last year. She can drive, she's got the car, she's got the crew, she's got everything she needs to take it all. And she's even from Illinois, originally. Go Land of Lincoln.

I wonder who's doing her hair and make up?


mombzbe said...

A new reason to say "You GO girl!!!"
I may just tune in to the race this year to see how she does.

screaminremo303 said...

Pole Position? Isn't that carrying penis envy just a bit too far?
She will have achieved parity when everyone stops noticing how "telegenic" she is. I wonder if she drives like most women, with a mascara brush in one hand and a cellphone in the other.
I'll take the under at 43 laps before she puts it into the wall because she had to pee.

salemslot9 said...

I'm glad that I don't drive like most women...have a perfect driving record...touch wood:)

belfastcowboy75 said...

I have always admired women who want the pole position.

suzypwr said...

Yeah, but can she type?
(sorry, couldn't resist)
She's not a babe. She is a driver.


jevanslink said...

I know you all want to be so freaking PC. But a goodlooking female driver is a babe. Just like a goodlooking male driver is a hunk. Mrs. Linklater is nothing if not a feminist. But she knows when to hold 'em and knows when to fold 'em. So she will correct people who say "We're manning the office with temporary help" by suggesting ever so pleasantly that they say "staffing" next time. She once told a AA captain who called the flight attendant "girls" that "girl" was a four letter word.  But even Mrs. L likes to call herself a girl from time to time. You just gotta know when, folks.  

jevanslink said...

Oh, and don't forget Mrs. Linklater likes to mess with you, too.  

bosoxblue6993w said...

she ain't gonna be talking on a cel phone and putting on makeup while she drives ... is she?

deveil said...

I was just reading about her on AOL.  She's beautiful!