Published on July 21st, 2008 | by Michael J Smith9
Patrick Confronts Duno; Why Is That News?
Following a practice run on Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Danica Patrick decided to confront Milka Duno about her driving during the session.
Patrick went to Duno’s pitbox to complain about Duno, which Duno didn’t appreciate. She told Patrick repeatedly to “go away.”
When Patrick didn’t leave, Duno threw a towel at her. Patrick responded with a litany of profanity.
The incident was caught on video.
Patrick is starting to carve out a reputation as a hot headed driver, as she’s confronted Dan Weldon and attempted to confront Ryan Briscoe on separate occasions.
After watching the video, I’m wondering why this is news. This sort of thing happens weekly, I’m sure. But because it’s two women, all of the sudden it is news. Now, if they came to blows, that would have been worth covering. But, they didn’t. A towel was thrown. Oooo. And, suddenly “videos are surfacing.” It’s in several media outlets. Come on, give me a break. This should not be news that we’re talking about days later.
But, as I bash the fact that this garnered press coverage, I am here covering it in my blog. So, maybe that makes me a hypocrite.
But, regardless, the media should stop covering women in racing just because they’re women in racing!
I have no problem with women in any form of racing. But, if they’re going to be there, they should be treated exactly the same way that male drivers are.
Until the media learns to treat them the same as male drivers, (some) fans never will.