Danica Patrick says a NASCAR teammates rule is sometimes a “little unfair.”
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Danica Patrick is co-hosting the Country Music Awards.
NASCAR officials are trying to figure out rules for what should be considered okay or out of bounds for NASCAR teammates to help each other.
For Danica Patrick, NASCAR’s teammate rules brings to mind her IndyCar career days:
“I remember getting told what to do in certain situations or who to be helping out there and when I could pass and when I couldn’t. Looking back at the end of the day I think some of it is fair, and I think some of it’s a little unfair. I might do some of it different going back in time, but the attitude in general is for the greater good and what allows a team to get the highest result possible.”
The debate started recently when two Michael Waltrip Racing drivers manipulated the race outcome to help Martin Truex Jr. win the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Danica Patrick claims her NASCAR “team has never asked me to do anything at all on the track.” However, she also claims that racing teammates helping each other has “been going on forever and ever and ever in racing” and “it’s probably never going to go completely away.” For Danica Patrick, teammates will always be “trying to figure out how far you can go before you get punished for it.”
Danica Patrick recently completed her first NASCAR season, which requires 1 year, 6 months, and 12 days. Since debuting on February 27, 2012, Danica Patrick has competed in 36 Cup races, scoring one pole, one top-10 finish, and five laps led. Danica Patrick’s NASCAR record gives her an average starting position of 32.1 and an average race finish of 26.5. When it comes to points, Danica Patrick places 27th in NASCAR with 10 races remaining.
What do you think about Danica Patrick’s opinion on NASCAR’s teammates rules?