Danica needs to get a grip

July, 21, 2008

Danica Patrick is well on her way to earning a reputation as the biggest whiner in sports.

Patrick was back at it last weekend, getting in the face of another driver and complaining the way she does all too often.

Patrick felt Milka Duno wasn't paying attention in a practice session at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, almost clipping Patrick's faster car as Patrick came up behind Duno.

So Patrick walked down to Duno's pit box afterward and started her rant. Duno didn't want to hear it and tossed a towel in Patrick's face.

Patrick may have had a legitimate beef, but her act is wearing thin with the other drivers in the IndyCar Series.

Her passion is admirable at times and it's part of the reason for her success. But one victory in four years doesn't make her the authority on driver etiquette.

Terry Blount

ESPN Staff Writer



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