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Hornish Calls Out Danica

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, May 5 2012

Sam Hornish Jr. not happy with Danica. (File photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)


Sam Hornish Jr. had his chances for a good finish and a functioning Dodge race car slammed into the wall at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon.

The slam came courtesy of Danica Patrick and her JR Motorsports car and it came on the cool-down lap after the Aaron’s 312 Nationwide Series race.

After getting out of his car, Hornish, who had rode among the leaders for a hefty chunk of the race, took a verbal shot at Patrick.

“At the end of the day,” he said, “we were trying to get a good finish and I got hit in the rear and got into the 87 (Joe Nemechek). It cut the right front tire; it didn’t cut it down, but it started going flat. Coming off four, the tire went flat. The 2 (Elliott Sadler) was pushing me which I appreciate, but at that time I didn’t need it. I was trying to get out from in front of him, but the car wouldn’t turn anymore.

“Then after the race was over, we got right-reared by the 7 car (Danica Patrick). 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. That’s really frustrating. It’s not the worst day ever, but not what we wanted. I feel like we may have gone a little too early. We got separated and then Brad got wrecked.“

Patrick was involved in a couple of wrecks during the race.

She was not immediately available for comment afterward.

(This story will be updated shortly)

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, May 5 2012


  • Candy says:

    Seriously…. can we drop the ‘hormonal’ comments on Danica’s dumba** move? Oh, and can NASCAR quit treating her like a spoiled little girl….. like, kick her butt with a penalty? Oh, I don’t know… maybe sit-out her next scheduled race?
    I’ve been a NASCAR fan since the dayz you had to listen on the radio. I’m a woman biker, and all for women being involved in the sport; as long as they can maintain a professional attitude, and handle themselves in a (primarily) man’s arena.

  • Tiffany says:

    Some people like to cause drama, like Hornish. Sorry no one feels bad for you, get over yourself.

  • Steve M says:

    Patrick may be even more overrated than Michelle Wie in sports history.

  • Rich says:

    She wrecked a car for no reason other than a hormonal imbalance & ought to get a hefty suspension