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Danica Patrick, Stewart-Haas Racing - Q&A

Actually I decided I'd fly back to Chicago and he's going to drive back. That was the plan all along. But if he's not back at the bus when I get back there, that means he'll be mad.

You know, you have good days and you have bad days, and we've definitely had our fair share of bad days the last few weeks, so it was nice to have a decent one.

Q:
Danica, did you talk about what happened when you had contact with Junior? Did Vickers get inside of you and did you feel like you were giving Vickers enough room there and also at the end?

Danica Patrick:
Well, we were lined up on the inside of 1 and 2, and Vickers hit me and hit me into Dale, and Dale got sideways and then went down the back straight and Dale was trying to put me down in the wall on the inside, and we got into 3 and he went around sideways and spun.

I wasn't trying to lose any friends out there, that's for sure. It was tight, like it is, bumper to bumper, and I just got hit from behind. Yeah, #55 found my bumper again at the end. You know, it's Martinsville, right. Three wide, coming to the start-finish line, it's all exciting.

Q:
You're not mad?

Danica Patrick:
No, I wanted to make sure Dale wasn't mad. I wasn't trying to hit him or anything. We were just lined up on the inside of 1 and 2 and we were all running tight and I got bumped and I got bumped into him and was able to get alongside of him. Why wouldn't I take it? He came on the radio and said he wasn't mad. I didn't do anything wrong.

Q:
Thank you very much. Good luck next week at Texas.

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TonyO - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 7:50 PM

Great run from Danica. She was patient when she was 2 laps down and happily traded paint with the boys and beat many big names as well. I know she was pushed into the #88 but I laughed so loud when she span Joonya out!!!



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