Today was a first for me. I watched a NASCAR race from start to finish complete with all the prerace pageantry. Did anyone else watch it? I would think that anyone who is a fan of the sport of cycling (road and track), another sport where drafting plays such a huge factor in the strategy, would be able to appreciate restrictor-plate auto racing - crew chiefs cutting deals with other crew chiefs, riders from rival teams agreeing to work together, etc. At Daytona, it is virtually impossible to make any sort of move without the help of other riders. To do so, you risk losing 10 or 15 paces in the blink of an eye.
Pole sitter Danica Patrick led for five laps, ran in the top five for most of the race, and was third going into the final lap, but she didn't go for the win because she knew she couldn't do it alone. Or in her words, "I was afraid the guys would run a train on me if I tried to pass low
I'm thinking that comedians and a few smart aleck sports writers might have fun with her choice of words.