For that 2nd time in her IndyCar career, Danica Patrick took a late lead with the Indy 500 and essential fuel concerns to resolve themselves to have a chance at taking the checkered flag. And much like in 2005, Patrick’s 2011 Indy 500 bid actually ran from fuel just a little too soon, leaving her using a 10th-place finish.
Patrick’s team gambled on the fuel-conservation tactic by pitting on Lap 159 and hoping for two things: sufficient green flag racing for Patrick’s car to regain the form that had her running powerful late, as well as a caution to offer Patrick a chance to fill up just before the complete. She acquired the previous, and led ten laps following taking the lead with 20 laps to go.
That final stop left her racing to create the top ten – which she did, at 10th, supplying her six top-10 finishes on the Indy 500 in 7 starts.
Danica Patrick, IndyCar’s most popular and visible driver, had to fight back tears and was shaking following qualifying 23rd for the Indy 500 with her only run Saturday.
She has been getting problems controlling her GoDaddy.com vehicle at the famed racetrack in the course of practice this week. Once the public-address program broadcast her criticism from the car’s setup, fans voiced their displeasure.
“I say one confident thing out there, that it’s not me, and everybody boos me,” she said. “I don’t know, maybe they were booing me before, but some of them were probably cheering for me before. I’m not a different driver than I was five years ago.”
Patrick covered four laps at an regular of 224.217 mph Saturday. She was in line to produce one more attempt once the session ended.
Danica McKellar, who is greatest identified for playing wholesome Winnie Cooper on “The Wonder Years,” has stripped down to her skivvies in Maxim’s June issue to prove that math geeks can be attractive.
The actress-turned-mathematician, who is about to release her third book, “Hot X: Algebra Exposed,” states that her published function is intended “to help girls who [believe] that stigma that math is only for guys or you have to be a nerd to like math.”
She insists, “Let’s make math fun and sexy and glamorous. Smart is sexy, that’s one of my main messages.”
Nonetheless, fans may possibly not comprehend her intended message right after seeing her attractive schoolgirl themed photos in the mag, which feature the 35-year-old posing in lacy undergarments and knee-high socks.
As for what she looks for inside a man, McKellar claims she finds guys with great math expertise sexy.
“If a guy is skilled at anything, that’s attractive. There’s something very primal about that, and, sure, it can be as simple as figuring out the tip quickly,” she tells the mag. “It’s really cool when a guy tips 20 percent quickly and effortlessly so that when the check comes, he opens it and signs his name and done.”
She also lists confidence as a attractive trait for both guys and ladies, especially that of actress Michelle Pfeiffer.
“My God, she’s 50 years old, but she is still so sexy,” she says. “If I were into women, I would be totally into her.”
Even though she is now married and expecting her very first child later this year, McKellar can’t seem to escape the girl-next-door fantasy her a lot of male admirers have for her.
“I’ve always been really cautious about guys who have a Winnie Cooper fantasy, and I’m so glad about that,” she says. “I mean, I can count on one hand the guys I’ve been with. It was really challenging, but I never gave it up too soon, if you know what I mean.”
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