Helio sizzles, Danica and Foyt fizzle

UPDATE A reader writes, Dear AutoRacing1.com, Danica is all show and no go. You simply cannot be that far off your teammates pace and expect anyone to think you have any talent whatsoever. Her advantage up until now has been her 50 pound weight advantage on 100% throttle no talent required ovals. Now that she is on a road course where you actually must have some driving talent to excel, she's 2 seconds off the pace. She should stick to modeling with half her clothes off. It's obvious the only way she will win a race is if the IRL gives her the call. Jeff Rossi, Chicago, IL

02/01/07 Thursday morning test times from Daytona show the Penske cars on top and Danica Patrick and AJ Foyt IV way off the pace as expected because this is a road course where talent is required. 100% throttle oval racing masks driver deficiencies.
Pos Driver Diff Best Time
1 Helio Castroneves (3) … 1:12.6128
2 Sam Hornish Jr (6) 0.1542 1:12.7670
3 Dan Wheldon (10) 0.2237 1:12.8365
4 Tony Kanaan (11) 0.2992 1:12.9120
5 Scott Sharp (8) 0.7597 1:13.3725
6 Marco Andretti (26) 1.0894 1:13.7022
7 Dario Franchitti (27) 1.1167 1:13.7295
8 Vitor Meira (4) 1.1630 1:13.7758
9 Jeff Simmons (17) 1.1947 1:13.8075
10 Scott Dixon (9) 1.2500 1:13.8628
11 Darren Manning (14) 1.4993 1:14.1121
12 Kosuke Matsuura (55) 1.6053 1:14.2181
13 Tomas Scheckter (2) 1.7348 1:14.3476
14 Buddy Rice (15) 2.0218 1:14.6346
15 Ed Carpenter (20) 2.2247 1:14.8375
16 Danica Patrick (7) 2.5825 1:15.1953
17 AJ Foyt IV (22) 2.6278 1:15.2406

Leave a Reply