When Danica Patrick announced she was coming to NASCAR last December, I felt sure she was in for a rough road.
In fact, I was so confident that I said John Wes Townley (the whipping boy for much of the garage due to his frequent wrecks last season) would out-run Danica head-to-head in more than half the Nationwide Series races in which they both participated.
To back my words up, I pledged $100 to Victory Junction Gang Camp if I was wrong and asked readers to join in.
Of the 57 people who pledged money to a charity of their choice, 40 agreed with me that Townley would finish better than Danica (pledging $3,050.25 for 16 different charities); 17 felt Danica would out-perform "John Wrecks Townley" (a nickname I did not invent) and pledged $1,185 to six charities.
Please feel free to add to our charity bet by adding your comments below.
See the details of the individual bets in the original story on SceneDaily.com here.