From: Gonzalez, John
To: Ford, Bob; Fox, Ashley
Subject: Goodbye, Ashley; hello, Danica

First, I'd like to say goodbye to Ashley. This is her last day with us for a while. You'll be missed. And if you haven't picked out a name for the child, I think Gonz Fox sounds lovely. Just don't name the lad Buttons or Bobo.

With Danica Patrick's IndyCar contract set to expire after this season, a lot of people are talking about her making the move to NASCAR. Michael Andretti told Reuters that Patrick wouldn't have any trouble handling a stock car, and that the bigger issue would be whether she wants "to commit to 36 races a year and basically not have a life."

Do you have any interest in watching Danica trade paint with Dale Jr. and Tony Stewart? And if she does go to NASCAR, should we all prepare for endless Danica coverage?

From: Ford, Bob
To: Gonzalez, John; Fox, Ashley
Subject: Goodbye, Ashley; hello, Danica

I believe he's going to be named Cohen Fox, if I'm not mistaken. Hurry back, Ashley. I need you on that Talkin' wall.

You mean we don't already have wall-to-wall Danica coverage? How can it get worse?

From: Gonzalez, John
To: Ford, Bob; Fox, Ashley
Subject: Goodbye, Ashley; hello, Danica

Maybe Dan(ica) Fox?

I'd actually like to see Danica make the transition. I'm no fan of NASCAR, but I think it would be fascinating to watch her and Dale Jr. jockey for the spotlight after not winning a race.

From: Fox, Ashley
To: Ford, Bob; Gonzalez, John
Subject: Goodbye, Ashley; hello, Danica

Thanks, boys, for the well-wishes. I'm thinking John Bob Fox has a nice ring to it. He does have North Carolina and Kentucky roots.

I, too, would like to see Danica move to NASCAR. I'm far from a devoted fan of either her or the sport, but I like the soap-operatic nature of NASCAR. It makes me laugh. And I'd love to see how the good ol' boys would react to getting smoked by a girl. That's racin'.

From: Gonzalez, John
To: Ford, Bob; Fox, Ashley
Subject: Goodbye, Ashley; hello, Danica

Hmm. Probably have to rethink the whole "rubbin' is racin' " thing. NASCAR HR might get some complaints.

From: Fox, Ashley
To: Ford, Bob; Gonzalez, John
Subject: Goodbye, Ashley; hello, Danica

Actually, knowing NASCAR, it would find a way to market, and profit off, that line. Kind of like horse racing a few years ago, with "Go, Baby, Go."

From: Ford, Bob
To: Fox, Ashley; Gonzalez, John
Subject: Goodbye, Ashley; hello, Danica

Is it possible she could win something before she becomes a star?