It’s been a rough week for Danica Patrick.
With 10 laps remaining in Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Patrick collided hard with the infield wall and was forced to leave the race. The incident occurred after Ryan Blaney got loose during a restart, causing much of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field to bunch up.
As Patrick was making a strong run along the inside, Darrell Wallace Jr. hit the rear of Daniel Suarez, causing Suarez to swerve and collide with Patrick.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver was not injured, but watching from the garage as Kyle Larson took the checkered flag had to hurt.
In the week leading up to Sunday’s race, Patrick faced considerable backlash after a video emerged of her confronting booing fans.
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