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
Patrick entered the corner with her front fender on Cassill’s rear bumper, and maintained the contact through the turn while moving him up the track. Her message was delivered, as Cassill’s car went into a spin. But Patrick’s did too, and when she went to straighten her car out in turn 2, she ended up sliding back up the track and slamming into the wall.
“I have just been really frustrated with the No. 83,” Patrick said after getting out of her car. “He slammed into me on the front straight for no other reason than his radio communication ‘She was in the way’. I’ve always played fair. If it’s one time, I can imagine frustration. But it’s been pretty consistent with him getting in to me. So at some point in time, I have to stand up for myself, or everybody’s going to do it. So, the bummer is that this is my Texas car. We were having a good run, we were making the car better. And, I’m out of the race and he’s not.”