Shut Up and Drive
Jillian has a post at skippy
about a male driver complaining about the advantage Danica Patrick
has because she only weighs 100 pounds. If car owners thought that it was a real advantage, drivers would be on diets.
Ms. Patrick is under attack because she is good. She started in fourth position and ended the Indy 500 in the same position because she was running on fumes and couldn't both drive aggressively and finish the race. She led for 19 laps but had to work through traffic after two rookie mistakes: she stalled the car in the pits, and she had an accident that damaged the front of the car. With a little more experience she is in line for the milk. [Indianapolis gives the winner milk instead of champagne.]
Ms. Patrick has a lot in common with Ellen MacArthur
, another woman who does what she does very well indeed because she loves it.