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Top 10 Things to Look Forward to in Danica Patrick’s NASCAR Debut

10. Tony Eury Jr. saying “What the … ?” on the radio when Patrick mentions the car has “over-steer.”

9. A long line of lonely pit lizards outside the Nationwide Series garage.

8. Morgan Shepherd’s Racing With Jesus/Fans for Faith Toyota being the least-noticed green car in the race.

7. Michael Waltrip offering to spend extra time with Patrick in the motorhome lot to teach her the tricks of the trade.

6. Every wife and girlfriend on pit road keeping one eye on their man, the other on Patrick, and hoping their eyes don’t cross.

5. Someone hatching the genius idea of a commercial that includes both the GoDaddy.com girls and Kevin Conway’s ExtenZe car.

4. An awkward silence if Tony Stewart tries his “slap the butt while they’re being interviewed” routine on her before the race.

3. A possible pit-road catfight between her and Delana Harvick if Patrick wrecks Kevin.

2. Not seeing coverage of any other driver in the race on TV.

1. Jamie Little stopping by Patrick’s car after the race and persuading her that she has what it takes to be a GoDaddy.com girl. See more at GoDaddy.com. (WARNING: website content unrated).

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