DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (AP) - Danica Patrick has been involved in an accident just two laps into her Daytona 500 debut.
The accident just minutes after the green flag dropped Monday night began when Elliott Sadler turned five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. He shot into the wall, then rolled back down the track.
Patrick was coming along behind the accident and was caught in the chaos. She took her car to the garage to repair the damage.
It marked yet another incident in what’s been a rocky SpeedWeeks for Patrick. She was wrecked in Thursday’s qualifying race, and after winning the pole for the Nationwide Series race, she was wrecked by JR Motorsports teammate Cole Whitt.
Her tally is three wrecks in three races, and none were of her doing.