Saturday, March 11, 2017
Just over a year ago, I wrote about a new driver, Sarah Cornett-Ching (http://lasvegasbadger.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-new-danica-patrick.html)
She drove in the ARCA races and did a nice job until she got a concussion, just like Dale Earnhardt.
She did not get the publicity like Dale Jr.,, which I am sure is fine with Sarah. With Dale Jr., it seemed like every time he had to do to the bathroom, NASCAR.com broke in with a live report.
Well, here is an update on Miss Parker-Ching from ESPN: Six months after Sarah Cornett-Ching suffered a debilitating concussion in an ARCA race at Kentucky Speedway, the 25-year-old driver returned to competition with a record-tying sixth-place finish in a super late model event at a North Carolina short track. It was a performance that left the Canadian excited once again about racing.
"The race itself went really well, better than I expected and better than I think a lot of people would have thought," Cornett-Ching said. "That's reassuring and I'm super excited to get to the next race."In Saturday's Pro All Stars Series race at the four-tenths-mile Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, North Carolina, Cornett-Ching battled Tanner Thorson for fifth in the closing laps before settling for sixth. Her sixth-place finish equaled the performances of Tayla Orleans and Kenzie Ruston, making them the highest finishing female drivers in PASS history....
Since her ARCA accident in late September 2016, Cornett-Ching has worked with Dr. Jerry Petty, a Charlotte-based neurosurgeon. Petty is affiliated with the International Council of Motorsports and is an independent neurological consultant for the NFL and NFL Players Association.
"Thank goodness for Dr. Petty. He's been a godsend," Cornett-Ching said.
During her recovery, Cornett-Ching used iRacing, the premier online motorsports racing simulation Website. She also had numerous private test sessions at the 0.363-mile Hickory Motor Speedway, located about 30 minutes from her team's Denver, North Carolina, race shop. During those tests, Cornett-Ching would run laps until she lost her concentration. http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/18858014/sarah-cornett-ching-optimistic-return-racing?addata=espn:nascar:index
I wish her luck and good fortune from these concussions and hopefully, she will start to get NASCAR rides along with ARCA rides. She seems like a nice person and not just a pretty face.
After all, with NASCAR , Danica Patrick is just another pretty face, with just a little it of talent.