Found March 07, 2013 on Sicknissified:
PLAYERS: Danica Patrick
Just one week after her whirlwind Daytona 500, Danica Patrick, and Danicamania for that matter, was brought back to reality in Phoenix. After her history making Pole position and 8th place finish, Patrick’s fan base, and her critics, were setting standards a little too high for this rookie driver. Before her four tires even hit the track at Daytona, most expected Patrick to be a contender in the Great American Race, but I don’t think they really thought she would do as well as she did. But then again, look at her Rookie attempt at the Indianapolis 500. After her 8th place finish at Daytona, just her 11th start in NASCAR’s highest tier, many people were, and still are, expecting Patrick to qualify and finish high is multiple races this season. What they fail to realize is that super speedways are her specialty. She excels at them. The pressure of the high speed chess match out on the track plays well into her hands. Heading into Phoenix, where she finished 17th last season, expectat...

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...

Danica delusion, Bruton’s NRA 500 guest, and ‘Cousin’ Carl in the crowd

I walked into work two days after the Daytona 500, and the first two people I spoke with about the race essentially opened with, “What an awful last lap Danica had.” Huh. Danica Patrick started the last lap third and finished eighth. At Daytona, you can start the final lap third and finish in traction. (Guess their TVs were busted for the Saturday race.) It was the most unfair...

Danica Patrick looks to change fortune in Vega$

The first two weeks of racing were a roller coaster for Danica Patrick One week after starting on the pole and leading five laps en route to a record-setting eighth-place finish in the 55th Daytona 500, Danica Patrick and Tony Gibson became “the bug” after a massive accident at Phoenix sent them to a disappointing 39th-place finish. Danica Patrick was in the top-25 on lap 184...

Rookie drivers have an edge now

This NASCAR Sprint Cup season features two top rookie of the year candidates, Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. I think being a rookie today in NASCAR is probably a little different than what we're really accustomed to seeing because most of our competitors have a pretty good background in racing in other series, whether it's been in the Nationwide Series or other forms...
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