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Danica Patrick spin triggers multi-car crash at Michigan

Aug 17, 2014, 1:56 PM EDT

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BROOKLYN, Mich. – The first big wreck of Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway took place just 25 laps into the scheduled 200-lap event.

Danica Patrick appeared to get loose and began sliding sideways. Justin Allgaier could not avoid Patrick and slammed into her car.

Others collected in the wreck were Michael Annett, Trevor Bayne, Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth and Aric Almirola.

Kenseth’s and Bayne’s cars were taken to the garage for repairs, while the other cars underwent repairs on pit road.

The big wreck was the third caution of the race. The first came out on Lap 3 when Kyle Busch slammed into the Turn 4 wall, causing enough damage to send him to the Sprint Cup garage.

There was another caution on Lap 20, but that was a scheduled competition caution due to the track conditions having changed dramatically due to weather from Friday’s and Saturday’s practice sessions, as well as heavy rain Saturday night.

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  1. thenicklemansbrothera - Aug 17, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    I wonder who she will blame for this?

    • jerze2387 - Aug 17, 2014 at 6:04 PM

      No doubt she’ll blame Allgaier for “being all over her and not giving her room to save it”

      • sheltonharrell - Aug 18, 2014 at 10:18 AM

        I’m not a Danica fan but that wreck was not her fault besides she is alot higher in points than alot of other driver’s and she is pretty good on big track’s just look at her record not to bad .

    • malli69 - Aug 18, 2014 at 4:24 PM

      Why doesn’t this broad quit. She’s just a distraction in this sport. She can race in the Kitchen 500.

  2. truegold07 - Aug 17, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    These posts are really annoying without the actual video of the incident. What is this? A newspaper?

  3. krag76 - Aug 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Kyle Boohooush does the same thing but it is ok because he is an a,s,shole guy. A lot of cars and trucks hit those walls this weekend

    • jerze2387 - Aug 17, 2014 at 6:13 PM

      Kyle Busch has won races and manages to finish better than 34th most weekends. When he gets into trouble, its usually when he over drives or is over aggressive. Danica, on the otherhand, seems to wreck while just trying to maintain minimum speed. What has she won? when has she been in contention? Wrecking when youre fighting hard for the lead is one thing. Wroecking while putting around for 34th is another thing.

      Also, kyle doesnt wreck every week. Danica is in a crash, usually one that she caused, just about every. single. week.

  4. sheltonharrell - Aug 18, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    I’m not a Danica fan but that wreck was not her fault besides she is alot higher in points than alot of other driver’s and she is pretty good on big track’s just look at her record not to bad .

    • jerze2387 - Aug 18, 2014 at 7:13 PM

      how the hell was that not her fault???? nobody touched her..she slid way up into the side of the 14, then spun out, becuase she cant handle a race car and driving in traffic. peroid. Shes demostrated on many occasions she cant handle driving around other cars or at high speeds.

      And a lot higher in points? Shes 28th. Shes literally the furthest back in points of any of the major team cars. Tony Stewart skipped 2 races and is STILL ahead of her points wise. Theres only 7 drivers behind her who have started all 23 races.

      So please, tell me agin how great she is and how its all about gender and not the fact shes simply a horrible driver.

  5. techmeister1 - Aug 18, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    The haters are gonna hate no matter what. SOS, DD.

    As noted by Ricky Craven and other’s who actually know what happened – the wreck was NOT caused by Danica, she and other drivers just suffered the consequences.

    • worknman24hours - Aug 18, 2014 at 9:01 PM

      Yea,tech,like you said-haters gonna hate no matter what.

  6. organichairproductreview - Aug 18, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    I’m shocked (said no one ever)

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