Saturday, February 13, 2010
Patrick out after 12-car accident
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Danica Patrick has been involved in a 12-car accident in the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Patrick was running 21st when several cars wrecked in front of her. She tried to duck low to avoid the spinning cars but was unable to dodge everything, slamming into the outside wall.
Her car then spun through the grass, but Patrick regained control and drove to the pits. Her crew pushed the car back to the garage with heavy damage to the front.
Saturday's race was Patrick's NASCAR debut. She completed last week's ARCA event at Daytona, and felt comfortable enough to move her NASCAR debut up a week to the Nationwide season-opener.
She's also scheduled to run the next two Nationwide races, at California and Las Vegas.