The Drive Friday 2-22-13 -Marty Smith joins the guys to talk about the start of the NASCAR season live from Daytona.
With Danica Patrick on the pole we start by asking how this race differs from previous years.
“Well we have the new Gen 6 cars, new drivers, and we have a woman on the pole for the first time ever. There are definitely eye balls on the sport now because of what Danica did last Sunday”
Taylor asks his good friend Marty the question everyone wants to know and that is if he thinks Danica has a chance to win the race on Sunday.
“I do and I wouldn’t say that if I haven’t heard it from people that race those things. It’s a type of race that anyone can win. She has a great intellect about how to drive, she has a great desire to get better and she has every resource that a driver could ever fathom.”
They also get into the new car that the sport has introduced this year.
“Oh yes, it will be much better for the sport. I think its going to be 450 miles of Mardi Gras parade and 50 miles of chaos…Then i think someone will dive to the bottom and that is what will win the race.”
Marty Smith is the know all be all in NASCAR reporting. After joining ESPN in 2007 he quickly became one of the go to guys for breaking news in the NASCAR field. Follow Marty on Twitter at @MartySmithESPN