Danica Patrick suffers second crash in three days

Danica Patrick is not injured after colliding No. 14 Chevy and dropping oil cooler

WRITTEN BY: Elif Geris
Danica Patrick is not injured after colliding No. 14 Chevy and dropping out oil cooler
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Danica Patrick is not injured after colliding No. 14 Chevy and dropping out oil cooler

Danica Patrick, Go Daddy spokeswoman and race car driver, suffered her second crash in three days on the Michigan International Speedway Monday. But no news of injury has been issued.

Her second crash occurred just after the CEO of  Go Daddy resigned. Warren Adelman stepped down to spend more quality time with his family.

Danica Patrick crashed during the Goodyear tire test in Michigan, when she subbed for Sprint Cup series champion Tony Stewart. She was driving the No. 14 Chevy, whose oil cooler dropped out of the car upon collision.

The test is meant to train racers for the Pure Michigan 400 in the middle of August. About 28 drivers drove in the test run. 

Danica Patrick experienced her first crash this weekend in the inaugural Nationwide Indiana 250 on lap 39, where her car hit Reed Sorenson’s.

According to The Detroit News, the test in Michigan was called as a result of the blistered tires in June’s race, which Dale Earnhardt Jr. won. Goodyear switched tires out because of the blistering, but that did not completely prevent the blistering tires. 

The next Sprint Cup, named the Pocono 400, will take place Sunday.

The 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series will take place on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

On the upcoming series, Danica Patrick said, “I don’t care what I drive, I just like being here. Obviously I’ve had great experiences (here). I just like the track. I love the tradition.”

Patrick is expected to race in the Cup series for Stewart-Haas Racing. She will also race IndyCar in 2013 in the Indianapolis 500, according to CBS New York.

Danica Patrick also showed off her race car driving gusto while starring in country singer Miranda Lambert’s Fastest Girl in Town music video where the feminine duo is chased by a man who tries to gun them down.

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