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Last weekend's ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt 225 Indy race at the Milwaukee Mile saw Tony Kanann take the checkered flag, but a confrontation after the race between Danica Patrick and Dan Wheldon is getting more media attention than who stood atop the podium after the race concluded. On Lap 88, Danica Patrick was running fifth when her car made contact with Dan Wheldon's in Turn 1. Wheldon was ahead and on the outside and Patrick wasn't give him much room while coming up on left. The exchange forced Patrick to lose control for a split second, though she saved her car from going into the wall. Wheldon went on to finish third behind Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti and race winner Tony Kanaan. Patrick scrambled back up to eighth place. After the race, Patrick confronted Wheldon in the pits, grabbed his arm and gave him a shove. Worse things have happened after a race in which two competitors have gotten into it on the track, though Wheldon provided some choice quotes after the incident, including "She's messing with the wrong person if she wants to get feisty. I'm a lot tougher than she is on track,." and "She's just feisty. There's a lot of pressure on her because she has not won a race, and her teammates are (winning)."

[Source: Paddack Talk and AutoWeek]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm with cowboy bob. She is pretty damn good to be at this level, and she will win eventually. I like that she gets feisty. I have seen worse from her male counterparts. Next time I think she should throw a punch. I think she has made great strides to even be racing at this level. Go Patrick! Screw the staus quo. Racing needs her, and she needs racing. She continues to break stereotypes, bring it on.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I tried to stay out of this one, but morons like you made it difficult.

      It is quite an accomplishment just to qualify for the Indy 500. I am willing to bet that you couldn't do 10 laps at half the qualifying speed without stuffing it into the wall coming off turn 2.

      She is good at what she does, I guess good enough to have some of her male competitors complain that she has an unfair weight advantage. Yes she is still learning, and yes she now has a car that she can win with.

      To the other idiot ragging about her looks, I guess every picture you've ever taken was Cover Girl material. Danica is a sweetie. Get a freaking life.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree with Cowboy Bob. Having raced and helped others campaign cars, I applaud all drivers who get behind the wheel of a racecar. I especially cheer for amatuer hobby racers who even get their stuff together, financially and mentally, get a car and race it.

      It ain't that easy. I've also got the feeling that because she is a woman, people are holding her to a higher standard. She's done no worse than many Indy drivers in the past. Watch ANY indy 500 race in the past and you'll see one driver complain about another's idiotic move on the track. AJ Foyt was especially good at complaining about rookie drivers.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Shes just mad that wheldon isnt hittin that anymore. :D.

      and.....danica's cute? since when?!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was waiting for the footstomp again.
      • 7 Years Ago
      @Viv

      Yup, i too was expecting the "Worse things have happened after a race in which two competitors have gotten into it on the track," to have been hyperlinked to the flying footstomp...

      sigh, i guess my life will be a little less footstompy today
      • 7 Years Ago
      Naw- a little name calling Jerry Springer action is just what open wheel racing needs in America. Drivers that fans can relate to. Or really hate. Or something.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Pretty face? That's a stretch.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'll bet he didn't say "messing" with the wrong person....
      Still she is an athlete and has proven that she can compete. At least to me with my limited knowlege of racing.
      And it makes it intersting.
      • 7 Years Ago
      She can spank me anytime she wants.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Poor Danica. Accomplishments: 0.
      Nelson S
      • 3 Years Ago
      This girl is an idiot, can't wait to see her lose every race in Nascar!
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