Sunday, Dec 05

Accident Ends Patrick's Day at Bristol

Stage 1 Recap (Ended on lap 125):

Danica Patrick started 29th and finished 27th.

● The No. 10 Mobil 1 Annual Protection Ford Fusion was “a little tight off throttle” in the initial run. Patrick went a lap down to the leader during the first stage.

● Patrick pitted for tires, fuel and adjustments during the stage to help improve the handling of her racecar.

 

Stage 2 Recap (Ended on lap 250):

Patrick started 29th and finished 26th.

● Patrick climbed five positions to reach 24th midway through the stage before damage to the right-rear tire slowed her progress.

● Crew chief Billy Scott called for a pair of pit stops late in the stage to fix damage to the right rear and a hole in the nose of the car.

 

Final Stage Recap (Ended on lap 500):

Patrick started 26th and finished 36th.

● Scott elected to keep Patrick out between stages so she could wave around and restart one lap down to the leader.

● At lap 325, contact from the No. 38 entry of David Ragan sent Patrick into the outside wall. That damage sustained by the No. 10 Mobil 1 Annual Protection Ford was too great to continue, thus ending the team’s day.

 

Notes:              

● Following the incident, Patrick was evaluated and released from the Bristol Motor Speedway infield care center.

● Patrick leaves Bristol with a total of 91 points for the season thus far. She is ranked 30th in the driver point standings heading into next weekend’s event.

 

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