Danica Patrick Gets Good Luck Kiss from Aaron Rodgers Before Daytona 500

Ross Houston
February 22, 2018

Austin Dillon celebrates his Daytona 500 win on Sunday.

In the Spring race of 1987, Earnhardt piloted his No. 3 Wrangler Chevrolet to victory, his fifth victory in seven races to start the season.

Dillon spun Almirola then whizzed on by to give Childress, his grandfather, an iconic victory in that beloved No. 3.

Danica Patrick Gets Good Luck Kiss from Aaron Rodgers Before Daytona 500

"You're right. I did", Dillon said with a sheepish smile. "There's a lot of pressure on me to perform because I've had a little bit of everything".

As for the aggressive move that wrecked Almirola? "So devastated. I thought I was going to win the Daytona 500".

"I don't think any driver was happy with the way their cars were handling at Daytona", he said. They had discussed those who didn't have them getting them this weekend if Dillon could put the iconic No. 3 auto into Victory Lane. "And to those Dale, Jr. fans I say, 'If you're looking for a new favorite driver, I'm your man'". I guess you could call this year's Daytona 500 a 'stimulant'. I wasn't going to just let him have it. ...

"It's incredible to come back 20 years later after Dale's great victory here and for my grandson to win".

To make it worse, Thompson said NASCAR, the sanctioning body of the race, changed some rules regarding the ride height of the auto that made them bottom out at high speed, a situation that was readily apparent by the showers of sparks emanating from almost every vehicle as it entered a turn. - Wallace, in his first start for Richard Petty Motorsports in the No. 43 vehicle, took second at Daytona. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet will forever be immortalized in NASCAR history as the auto that won The Great American Race in 2018. The two had a long embrace in which she told Wallace repeatedly "you finally did it".

Following a moment of fist pumps just as he sat to address the assembled media, Wallace yelled "It's Daytona!" just as his mother, Desiree Wallace, entered the room.

The crash also ended her former teammate Kevin Harvick's shot at a Daytona 500 win.

"Pull it together, bud, pull it together".

The day just got worse for Hendrick Motorsports in the second stage when Chase Elliott was turned hard into the wall while running second.

Still, he finished in 22nd place, managing to avoid the numerous multi-car crashes that led some to dub this race the "Survivor 500". So I made a crack about Adderall, which is "A Denny Hamlin Dis". If the neon chartreuse Ford Fusion didn't do it for you, surely you noticed Blaney leading the race for 118 laps Sunday. They were quickly joined by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kurt Busch. Following the race, Patrick, who had her brunette tresses down and wore dark shades and her green GoDaddy jumpsuit, talked to Yahoo! The only woman to lead laps in the Daytona 500 and win the pole for this race told a story about an exchange she had earlier this week with four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon. The fitness fanatic and author of a workout book also posted a pic of rows of Krispy Kreme doughnuts with the caption, "pre Daytona 500 prep".

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