After making a splash with her IndyCar debut six years ago, Danica Patrick is running with the boys this year in NASCAR, primarily on the Nationwide Series, which is one level below the Sprint Cup Series.
This past Saturday, Patrick, who has an IndyCar victory, crashed on Lap 247 of the Scotts EZ Seed 300 at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, after she and fellow driver Ryan Truex collided. For his part, Truex apologized for the wreck.
The Bristol track is well known to be a tough place to drive for even the most experienced NASCAR racers, with more than its share of wrecks.
Patrick is scheduled to go back to the IZOD IndyCar Series for its kickoff race March 27 and return to NASCAR racing in June.