Found March 09, 2013 on Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News: Yardbarker Blogger Network
  There's no way around it-it's been a rough week for Danica Patrick. On Sunday at Phoenix, a blown right front tire sent her Chevrolet SS into the outside wall and then into the path of David Ragan's Ford Fusion. The impact from Ragan's car literally blew the driver's-side door off Patrick's No. 10. Patrick took a bone-jarring hit but was unhurt, aside from some expected soreness. On Thursday night at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, she was watching a race, not competing in it, but that didn't keep Patrick out of harm's way. "I feel like I have a concussion from last night," Patrick said Friday during a visit to the LVMS media center. "I got hit by a rock at The Dirt Track and I took it to the ground. So I feel like it's really sore… It hit me straight in the head. Good thing I had a hat on, or there would have been blood." Though she was 19th fastest in Thursday's afternoon practice session, Patrick is getting little respect from Las Vegas bookmakers, who have her at roughly even odds to finish in the top 25 on Sunday. Patrick said she would take that bet. "Yeah, I would bet on myself-yeah," Patrick said. "I was running there last year when I had even less of an idea what was going on and didn't have a full-time effort. It was only a partial schedule, obviously. So I would, but I think that even the best of us can have bad weekends and that they happen." Perhaps the flying rock had more of an effect than Patrick realized-she has never run a Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas, though she finished fourth at the 1.5-mile track in the 2011 Nationwide Series event, the best-ever result for a woman in any of NASCAR's top three series.  

Danica Patrick hit in head by rock on dirt track

Danica Patrick says she's fine after getting hit in the head by a rock while racing on a dirt track. Patrick says she got smacked by a stray rock Thursday night, leaving her feeling like she had a concussion. But she says the infield care center checked her out and pronounced her healthy. Patrick says it hit her ''straight in the head'' and she's glad she...

Danica recovering from crash, rock

Danica Patrick took her racing licks this week - first as a participant and then as a spectator. Starting in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway, Patrick blew a right front tire and slammed into the wall on Lap 185. She experienced an additional hit when David Ragan could not slow up in time and ran into her driver-side door. On Friday, Patrick...

Danica Patrick gets knocked to the ground by rock

NASCAR driver Danica Patrick has been hit with plenty of criticism over the past few years. But what hit her Thursday night may be a first.According to the USA TODAY, Patrick was struck in the head by a flying rock while attending a dirt race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The force was so great that it even sent the diminutive driver to the ground."I feel like I have a concussion...

Danica Patrick Gets Nailed In The Head By Rock From Dirt Track

On Thursday night, Danica Patrick was nailed in the head by a rock from a track she was attending in Las Vegas, NV. According to the AP, Patrick was in the stands viewing the dirt track race when the accident took place.The smack to the head [by the rock] left a impact sore mark on Patrick's head. She did have a conversation with medical stuff on Friday, but didn't feel any...

Hard Knocks Keep Coming for Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick was asked about how she was feeling after her crash last week, and reporters got a little more than what they expected. She was feeling some pain, but it actually had nothing to do with the crash. It was because she was hit in the head with a rock at the dirt track the night before.

Danica Patrick Kobalt Tools 400 Race Preview

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – “Some days you’re the windshield, some days you’re the bug. Today, we were the bug.” – Tweet from @TonyOldman10 Sunday evening, March 3. Tony Gibson, crew chief of Danica Patrick’s No. 10 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), hit send on that bit of wisdom just hours after he and Patrick looked over a destroyed race car in the garage...

Ill-Handling Car Hinders Patrick at Las Vegas

Danica Patrick could tell from the drop of the green flag that her car was going to be a handful in the Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Despite a valiant effort by crew chief Tony Gibson, the No. 10 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) never came to life, and Patrick finished a disappointing 33rd, six laps behind...

Danica Patrick hit in head by rock, new photo shoot video

As Danica Patrick is looking to change her luck in Vega$ this weekend, you couldn’t have asked for a worse second week of NASCAR racing. She was out of the last week’s Phoenix race extremely early and Danica also got hit in the read with a rock. Luckily she wasn’t hurt too badly. It’s an emotional roller coaster as Danica won the pole and made some history at the Daytona...

Danica Patrick reverting back to bad finishes

For Danica Patrick, you might start to hear the “Anna Kournikova of racing” jokes again soon. After making history and starting the reason off strong, her last two races have been, well not so hot. She was out of the last week’s Phoenix race extremely early and Danica also got hit in the read with a rock. Luckily she wasn’t hurt too badly. It’s an emotional roller coaster...

David Ragan Looking To Change His Luck In Vegas

David Ragan and his Front Row Motorsports team are looking for some luck this Sunday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to change the course of their season. Daytona opened with high expectations, but a wreck on lap 150 not only took out Ragan, but also his teammates David Gilliland and Josh Wise. Phoenix was more of the same; Danica Patrick blew a tire, hit the wall, came back across...
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