Danica Patrick Retaliates Against Sam Hornish Jr. At End Of NASCAR Talladega Race

Danica Patrick appeared to intentionally wreck Sam Hornish Jr. at high speed just after Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega concluded, an attempt to retaliate against Hornish for what she apparently felt was rough driving.

Hornish squeezed Patrick into the wall as the two drivers crossed the finish line of the race, which may have been the result of a flat tire he sustained from earlier race damage.

Patrick lost her cool, though, and tracked Hornish down as the cars were still at speed going into Turn 1. She got up on his back bumper and then turned him head-on into the outside wall.

"I don't know what she had in her head, but she decided to right-rear us, wreck the car after the race was over," Hornish said. "That's really frustrating."

Patrick was not called to the NASCAR hauler after the race, but her move was certainly reminiscent of what Kyle Busch did to Ron Hornaday Jr. in last November's Truck Series race.

Busch was suspended for the remainder of the Texas weekend after wrecking Hornaday. Take a look at the video below and tell me the difference between what Busch did at Texas and what Patrick did Saturday at Talladega:

NASCAR has allowed a "Boys, have at it" policy over the past two years, but Busch's suspension made it clear that intentional wrecking is not permitted.

Will NASCAR react to Patrick's move? If the Busch precedent is any indication, they probably should.

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