NASCAR Phoenix 2013: Danica Patrick wrecks due to blown tire

On Sunday, Danica Patrick was unable to finish the race in Phoenix. Her tire blew, leading to a wreck.

Due to a right front tire explosion, Danica Patrick slammed into the Turn 4 wall in the NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday. She was running 26th and was on the lead lap at the time of the accident.


David Ragan, who had been running behind Patrick, nearly drove over the top of Patrick's Chevrolet when her car turned back across the track. The impact was so hard the debris field -- including pieces of her door -- was scattered across the front stretch.


Patrick was uninjured and walked away from the accident. When talking with her team immediately afterward, Patrick said it "was a big hit."

"Whenever those right fronts go it always feels heavy," Patrick said in TV interview with Fox referring to the contact. "I took a hard hit, but I'm feeling fine.

"I had no warning."

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