This weekend’s Bristol practice round saw some heat ignite between Danica Patrick and Denny Hamlin – who have had some bad blood before.
Danica, who has already seen several crashes this season – including one during the Auto Club 400 race that saw her car get spun around and fly into the outer wall, saw some more bumper-crushing action this weekend in preparation for the upcoming Bristol races.
As Danica was just getting some fresh tires warmed up, Hamlin came up on her left side a little too close before their cars collided, mangling the sheet metal on both cars and sending them to the shop.
But that wasn’t the end of some bad luck for Danica, later on she sideswiped the wall with her car after fighting her loose-handling car, and placed in the 30th spot of the 40 total cars from the midday speeds.
The female racing star says that the accident wasn’t her fault, and that she had done everything she could to prevent it.
“[The tires] were cold and I wasn’t very good anyway – I was pretty loose,” Danica began. “I came down the front straightaway and I put my finger out the window to point him by, but he hit me on entry.”
Watch the video of the crash and both Danica and Hamlin’s interview below.
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