Originally Posted by Motorcyclist
When you consider that Sam Hornish is just now consistently contending in the Nationwide Series (been in NASCAR 5 years IIRC, after having spent several unproductive years in Sprint Cup action) it is not surprising that she has struggled. And Sam was a three time IndyCar Series champion.
I hope she does well, and she certainly brings the publicity, as evidenced by us posting about it here. She is definitely a talented driver, just to be able to run a car at those speeds, but she is in excellent equipment and needs perform better than being multiple laps down at the routine tracks.
Still a rookie though, and hopefully she can race to the top of the learning curve.
Did you see Sam talking about his own progress on one of those shows? He was saying that he came in with a three year plan for success and has been hard on himself, but that wasn't realistic and he should have had a five year plan before he started beating himself up. Kinda said that after five years he feels competetive and like he knows what he's doing now.
I think they screwed up on Danica's ten races in Cup last year, they should have put her on ten 1.5 mile tracks...master a 1.5 mile track and you're a winner. It's gonna be a tough year, hopefully she doesn't break down and cry in front of the camera.