Found October 23, 2012 on
Race Review Online:
Danica Patrick manages to stay in the news in a variety of ways, and during the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday it was by picking a fight with another driver.
Patrick was upset by some contact Cassill’s No. 83 car made while executing a pass, and attempted to show her displeasure by giving Cassill’s car a shove and turning him sideways.
That’s where things went seriously wrong in Patrick’s ill-fated attempt at serving justice.
After the race, Cassill (who finished 18th) had this to say in his defense.
“The reason I hit her is because she was driving like a maniac in 30th place and put all of us at risk. She was just driving crazy on the restarts and I had to get by her, so I just put a fender to her just like I would any other stock car driver.
“This whole thing has probably blown up because of who it was with. It was just hard racing. I’m trying to make it in this sport, just like she is. It was one professional race car driver to another.”
No matter who was more at fault, it’s a clear win for Cassill, with a top-20 to his credit vs. a wrecked car in the garage for the GoDaddy girl.
Photo courtesy of NASCARmedia.com
The post Video: Danica Patrick wrecks after retaliation fail at Kansas Speedway appeared first on Race Review Online.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Danica Patrick has crashed again. She wasn’t thrilled of the way Landon Cassill was racing against her, but when she took action, she ended up in the fence with a badly damaged car. She violated a couple basic rules of NASCAR
From the Marbles:
Patrick entered the corner with her front fender on Cassill’s rear bumper, and maintained the contact through the turn while moving him...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – In a heart-stomping, fuel-mileage race Danica Patrick stayed calm as she patiently maneuvered her No. 7 Tissot/GoDaddy.com Chevrolet to a 10th-place finish in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Kansas Speedway.
“That was probably the most fun I have had in a Nationwide race,” said Patrick, who posted her third top-10 and...
Citing earlier events in the race, Danica Patrick did not have a problem with her making contact with the No. 83 car of Landon Cassill. Patrick made contact with Cassill after he passed her and then attempted to move in front of her in turn one of Kansas Speedway.It was at that moment that Patrick made contact with the rear end of Cassill’s car and then tapped the left rear. Both...
Takes out another driver then crashes!
Danica Patrick traded paint with fellow driver Landon Cassill on Sunday at Kansas Speedway and lost. Fighting for position near the rear of the field in the middle of the race, Patrick admitted it was “frustration” that caused her to get tangled up with Cassill but resulted in her wrecking her own car. Cassill says he was baffled by Patrick’s racing style.
“It’s still halfway...
Danica Patrick made contact with Landon Cassill on lap 155 of the Hollywood Casino 400 at the Kansas Speedway. The contact resulted in Patrick’s car hitting the outside wall and effectively ending her day. Below are her comments to the media after she got out of the car in the garage area.
WHAT HAPPENED? “I have just been really frustrated with the No. 83 (Landon Cassill). He...
Crew chief Greg Zipadelli has been trying to help shorten Danica Patrick’s learning curve…
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer Frustrated with Landon Cassill at Kansas Speedway, Danica Patrick decided to send him a message.
She spun Cassill - and wrecked her own car, ending her race early. She was scolded by crew chief Greg Zipadelli, who complained over the team radio: ''You know better than to do that.''
Zipadelli isn't angry...