Danica Patrick had one of the best runs of her NASCAR career at Daytona Friday night, but it ended in a hard crash at the Nationwide Series Subway Jalapeno 250.
Patrick led for 13 laps, but her No. 7 Chevrolet was sent spinning and crashed on the 83rd lap of a scheduled 100.
She wasn’t injured, but she was disappointed.
“I thought we were going to win tonight,” Patrick said. “It kind of felt like the IndyCar days when you were close a couple of times. It’s just frustrating when that’s the case. What are you going to do? There was an accident happening in front of me, and the best thing that you can do is try and get around it.”
Patrick was feeling optimistic about her chances of winning the race.
“It’s the best frustration that you can have,” Patrick said. “You thought you were going to get to victory lane. That’s the best frustration you can have. It’s also the pinnacle of sad, too, because it could have been.”
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