Two weeks after winning the Daytona 500 pole, Danica Patrick had a disappointing finish to her next race.
On Sunday, Patrick drove into a wall on the 185th lap at Phoenix International Raceway. The crash forced her to come in 39th place. Carl Edwards picked up the victory.
Patrick lost control of her car when she blew a tire. The right side of the No. 10 vehicle hit the wall, and then was hit by David Ragan’s car after she had bounced off. The second collision flipped the hood over the windshield, forcing her stop and exit the car.
"Whenever those right-fronts go, they always hit hard because you don't broadside, you hit more straight on," said Patrick. "It took a hard hit both sides and I'm fine, so NASCAR is doing a good job at safety. But no real good warning. The car wasn't all that tight and most of the (problems) were in the rear, so there was no real vibration that told me that was going to happen."
Even though she avoided any injuries, Patrick was very disappointed after the crash.
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"For me, it sucks to lose the points. Everybody works hard and after last weekend, we just wanted to get these three races to get some solid points to re-establish the garage area. We're parked in the dirt this weekend, so I really wanted my guys to get into the garage area. We'll just have to get it at Vegas."
At the Daytona 500, Patrick finished in eighth place after becoming the first woman to the lead the field. She sits in 23rd place of the Sprint Cup Standing with 42 points.
Below is the video of Patrick’s crash.