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Donovan McNabb congratulates Danica Patrick for prematurely winning Daytona 500

On Sunday, Danica Patrick became the first woman to ever win the pole position at the Daytona 500. You can fit what I know about NASCAR into a thimble, so after a little research, I discovered what this actually meant. Patrick will start first alongside Jeff Gordon for the season-opening race on the front row.

As the first woman to win a Daytona 500 pole, Patrick accomplishing this feat did not go unnoticed, and one Donovan J. McNabb expressed his congratulations via Twitter:

While we can't fault McNabb for his intentions, he may want to employ a fact-checker before he Tweets things that are completely incorrect (and for that new NBC radio gig). Winning the pole is not the same as a "race." USA Today noted that when McNabb's followers pointed out the error, instead of simply correcting himself, he got very defensive:

"To all the haters, in order to qualify you need to win and beat someone. Hmmm. Ponder on that one. Smh"

People pointing out the error should not be considered "haters." They just wanted him to get his facts straight, which has proven occasionally difficult for the former Eagles QB in the past. We can only hope Danica Patrick ties for the win in this year's actual Daytona 500 so McNabb can properly offer his congratulations.

Reva Friedel

About Reva Friedel

Reva is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and the AP Party. She lives in Orange County and roots for zero California teams.

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