Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 5/6/12

Danica Patrick took retaliation against Sam Hornish Jr. Saturday in the Aaron’s 312 at Talladega, sending him into the wall in Turn 1 after both drivers had finished the Nationwide Series race. The acrimony between the two is not new, as both raced in IndyCar before making the switch to NASCAR.

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The two drivers were racing for position through the tri-oval of the 2.66-mile superspeedway on the final lap with Patrick outside of Hornish. As it looked like Patrick got close to Hornish and Elliott Sadler in an attempt to side draft off the two cars, Hornish moved up to protect his position and, in the process, both cars hit the wall. Patrick took exception to the move and as the cars slowed entering Turn 1 on the cool-down lap, she rammed into his back bumper and turned him into the fence.

Watch the video, with post-race comments about the incident from both Hornish and Patrick after the jump

It really seems like Danica got away with one here, even though no one will probably call her out on it. And they really should, in this case.

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