Race car driver Danica Patrick says she’s disappointed with the Bristol NASCAR wreck after a career high finish in Las Vegas two weeks ago. You can see the video of the wreck and Danica Patrick’s reaction in the video below.
Danica Patrick lost control of her car on the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee when she collided with fellow driver Ryan Truex. Truex took responsibility for the accident and Patrick seemed really upset about the whole incident.
After some heated comments over her team radio, Patrick got out of her car and threw her arms up in Truex’s direction.
“I was just running down the straight and it felt like he came into my right front,” Patrick said. “I don’t know exactly what happened but I don’t think I did anything.
“Ryan just runs really hard. He’s grabbling for every last bit. It took me, shoot, what 20 laps to pass him. I just think he never gives up on any level even when it’s more productive and faster if he did. I’m just disappointed not to finish here … I’m always disappointed to crash a car, but that’s racing.”
Patrick entered Bristol fourth in the point standings following a career-high finish of fourth at Las Vegas two weeks ago. She spent the off-week testing with her IndyCar team, Andretti Autosport, at Sebring and Barber Motorsports Park before transitioning back to the heavier stock cars on Friday.
For his part, Truex accepted blame for the incident.
“My car was really loose for about half the race. I just came off the corner dead sideways. I was either backing into the wall or going down the hill and hoping to save it,” said Truex. “I came off and came up — the right rear just almost hit the wall and came down to save it. (Patrick) was there and came down on her and pretty much ended her day. I feel bad about that. It wasn’t on purpose and I’m sorry.
“I guess it’s a racing deal — it’s Bristol, its tight and things like that happen. I definitely feel bad about it.”
Watch the video below.