DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Danica Patrick's full-time venture into NASCAR's Nationwide Series is off to a rough start.
Patrick wrecked in Saturday's season opener at Daytona International Speedway, not the way she wanted to start her first full season in stock-car racing.
Patrick began the 300-mile event up front after becoming the first woman to win a NASCAR pole since Shawna Robinson in 1994.
But on lap 50, JR Motorsports teammate Cole Whitt nudged her rear bumper and sent her spinning into the wall. Her frustration was evident from her radio chatter.
Patrick, a former IndyCar star who made the jump to NASCAR, also crashed on the final lap of a qualifying race for the Daytona 500 on Thursday. Much like Saturday's accident, that one wasn't her fault.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

No NASCAR odds found

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail American Ethanol E15 250 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series drives under the lights tonight for the American Ethanol E15 250. Here are some...
Thumbnail Iowa 200 Predictions The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drives under the lights tonight for the Iowa 200. Here are some drivers we like...
Thumbnail Iowa 200 Odds The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series gets the racing weekend started on Friday night when drivers compete in the Iowa 200....
Thumbnail American Ethanol E15 250 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head to the Midwest this week for the running of the American Ethanol E15 250....
Thumbnail Toyota/Save Mart 350 Odds The NASCAR Monster Energy Series competes on its road course of the season when the drivers take part in the Toyota/Save Mart 350...