Feb 17, 2013; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick (10) waves to her fans after winning the pole position for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. She is the first woman to win a pole in Sprint Cup history. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports
Danica Patrick has found more than the success that eluded Janet Guthrie in her brief NASCAR stint.
Patrick also has the acceptance in the garage that Guthrie never did.
Guthrie struggled in an era when women were still viewed in stock car racing as unwanted outsiders. Guthrie, the first woman to race in NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 in 1976, received an icy reception from the sport’s biggest drivers as she tried to build her career.
Lowe’s Home Improvement isn’t going anywhere in 2014. Jimmie Johnson has been sponsored by Lowe’s his entire Sprint Cup series career and the company doesn’t look to be going anywhere.
During the Chevrolet SS unveiling at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, was asked about rumors that Lowe’s would not be returning to his orginization. Hendick was adamant that rumors were false and that he is confident Lowe’s will continue to sponsor Jimmie Johnson in 2014.
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