Danica Patrick was involved in a high-speed crash during her appearance at the Scotts EZ Seed 300 Nationwide Series on Saturday (19th March 2011).
Danica Patrick, the female Nascar driver, crashed on Lap 247 of the Nationwide Series this weekend having lost control of her vehicle, reports Fox Sports.The 28-year-old had qualified 29th for the race and was running in the top 15 when she was hit with a speeding penalty on Lap 203. She was running 17th, two laps off the pace, when she eventually lost control of her car in Turn 1 after an apparent collision with fellow driver Ryan Truex, who was also making his debut at the track in Bristol. After the smash, Danica climbed out of her car and threw her arms in Truex's direction, she later said, "I was just running down the straight and it felt like he came into my right front. I don't know exactly what happened but I don't think I did anything. Ryan just runs really hard. He's grabbling for every last bit. It took me, shoot, what 20 laps to pass him". Truex eventually accepted blame for the incident, saying, "I came off and came up - the right rear just almost hit the wall and came down to save it. Patrick was there and came down on her and pretty much ended her day. I feel bad about that".
As well as being a Nascar and IndyCar racer, Danica Patrick is also a model, advertising spokeswoman and actress. In February 2010 she appeared in an episode of Csi: New York where she played a racing driver suspected of murder. She also stars in Jay-Z's music video for his single 'Show Me What You Got'.