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Video: Danica Patrick wrecks Sam Hornish Jr. after checkered flag
cbssports ^ | May 05, 2012 | Brian De Los Santos

Posted on 05/05/2012 9:29:36 PM PDT by rawhide

Danica Patrick wasn't pleased with Sam Hornish Jr. in Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Talladega and made it known by wrecking him after the checkered flag.

In light of what had just happened moments earlier with Eric McClure having to be airlifted to the hospital after a multi-car wreck, her behavior is all the more astonishing. However, neither driver was called to the NASCAR hauler after the incident.

Hornish finished 12th and Patrick 13th in a race won by Joey Logano.

Sam Hornish Jr.:

"... 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. “

Danica Patrick:

"I don't know what happened. Sam came up to me after the race and apologized, so I'm not sure what was wrong with his car, but he came across the track at the front of the start/finish line."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-kYW8yTapL0

(Excerpt) Read more at cbssports.com ...


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KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; danica; hornish; nascar; womandriver
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At first, I thought Danica was responsible for the flareup, but after watching the video, reading the comments at the article link with others explaining what they saw, and then listening to both of them speak about the incident, I am not sure who is to blame for the flare-up?
1 posted on 05/05/2012 9:29:49 PM PDT by rawhide
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2 posted on 05/05/2012 9:34:46 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: rawhide

PMS


3 posted on 05/05/2012 9:37:13 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: rawhide

Danica lived up to her name...Danica GoBackwards

Pushed to the front several times she still managed to race her way back deep in the pack.

No mas.


4 posted on 05/05/2012 9:39:38 PM PDT by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: rawhide

Danica Patrick from earlier this year: “I leave it up to the government to make good decisions for Americans.”


5 posted on 05/05/2012 9:42:45 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Captain7seas

She’s the Anna Kournikova of Nascar. She never wins anything, but she gets the attention because she’s hot.


6 posted on 05/05/2012 9:52:08 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: rawhide

Must have been the full moon. Makes women into road demons behind the wheel during a full moon.


7 posted on 05/05/2012 9:57:51 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: rawhide

Hornish had it coming...


8 posted on 05/05/2012 9:58:02 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: chae
but she gets the attention because she’s hot.

Works for me :^)

9 posted on 05/05/2012 10:08:10 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: rawhide

The video clearly shows Hornish trying to run her up in to the wall to keep her from passing.

Or, as Hornish says, he cut a tire...

It’s racing, sh**t happens.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 10:14:15 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: rawhide

Back in the old days, the two drivers would have settled this back in the pits man-to-man but I guess that isn’t an option in this case.


11 posted on 05/05/2012 10:15:25 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: tcrlaf
Moving for position is one thing, *intentionally* coming up behind the other driver and intentionally rear ending him, sending the car out of control, is a whole different story.

That bitch ought to be banned from racing.

12 posted on 05/05/2012 10:56:34 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: chae
She never wins anything, but she gets the attention

I find that really disgusting. It's the same thing that has infected all of society.

13 posted on 05/05/2012 11:00:01 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ColdSteelTalon
NOT GUILTY!

Seriously, that was a bush move when Hornish forced her all the way across the track into the wall, and she had to do what she did, or the "Big Boys" would just keep pushing her around. Seems like the misogynists aren't confined to NASCAR, either — FR seems to have more than a few as well.

Good for Danica Patrick. She kicked his whining bitch ass.

;-\

14 posted on 05/05/2012 11:23:03 PM PDT by Gargantua ("All men ARE 'created' equal--but 21 years later... well, 'nuff said...")
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To: dragnet2
Grow up. You sound like a sore loser. Which, notwithstanding any other metric, makes you a loser. N'yuk n'yuk n'yuk.

8^D

15 posted on 05/05/2012 11:25:42 PM PDT by Gargantua ("All men ARE 'created' equal--but 21 years later... well, 'nuff said...")
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To: dragnet2

Oh bull..
EVERY young driver learns they have to stand up to the big boys, or they are going to get run over.

And this is FAR from the first-time Hornish has been involved in something like this.
Ask Joey Lugano about that.


16 posted on 05/05/2012 11:26:52 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf
EVERY young driver learns they have to stand up to the big boys, or they are going to get run over.

Sound like the 101 or 5, 91, 405 fwy's prior to mass traffic times.

In the LA/So.CA area, those racing to work at early hour are hell bent to beat choking traffic...Every minute matters....Whammo..... ya get those 90 mile an hour, one car collision or more...Looks like an aircraft accident.

Anyway that biT** is nuts.

17 posted on 05/06/2012 12:11:05 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Publius6961
"Moving for position" is not a deliberate act when you run another competitor into a wall?

No, it's up to those behind, to use their skills to gain the lead. It's not in your best interest to throw a bitch tantrum and totally and intentionally rear end a competitor while everything is video taped.

19 posted on 05/06/2012 1:02:02 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
No, it's up to those behind, to use their skills to gain the lead. It's not in your best interest to throw a bitch tantrum and totally and intentionally rear end a competitor while everything is video taped.

Says who?
Worked for me.

Best thirty seconds of the entire afternoon.

20 posted on 05/06/2012 1:36:30 AM PDT by Publius6961 ("It's easy to make promises you can't keep" - B.H.Obama Feb 23, 2012)
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To: rawhide

TTIWWOP


21 posted on 05/06/2012 1:37:30 AM PDT by NYFreeper
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To: dragnet2

Worked for me. Hornish put her in the wall and she returned the favor. You have to stand your ground in NASCAR or be pushed around. I guess she doesn’t like being pushed around.


22 posted on 05/06/2012 3:45:56 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: rawhide

Looks like she’s adjusting to NASCAR.


23 posted on 05/06/2012 3:53:03 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: dragnet2

His excuse was pure BS. He drove her right into the wall and I can guarantee you that his spotter was telling him outside, outside. If he blew the RF tire, he would never have kept if off the wall in the tri-oval or even on a straight, and more importantly, made the turn one transition. He knew what he did and I also have to say she was wrong to make that move after the race was over. There is a lot of races still to come and justice is best served when not expected in racing.

Mike Helton most assuredly is going to meet with them and both will feel the sting of his words. It is just we will not hear about it this time. Now the next, if there is one, will be made a public smackdown.


24 posted on 05/06/2012 4:04:24 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: chae

She’s the Anna Kournikova of Nascar. She never wins anything, but she gets the attention because she’s hot.

I thought Junior was the Anna Kournikova of NASCAR.


25 posted on 05/06/2012 4:53:37 AM PDT by yawningotter
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To: dragnet2

My reading of history indicates that men’s giving attention to women they consider “hot” is not a new thing. Women’s turning that attention into money, in one way or another, is also not a new thing.


26 posted on 05/06/2012 5:01:41 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Skip the election and let Thomas Sowell choose the next President.)
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To: rawhide
I saw it when it happened and during the replays. She did the right thing.

It was Hornish's fault. He cut her off and pushed her into the wall to keep her from passing and she paid him back.

Over and done. And Hornish apologized to her after the race.

Respect on the track is earned.

27 posted on 05/06/2012 6:15:56 AM PDT by GBA (Isaiah 9:10)
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To: rawhide
“Back in the old days, the two drivers would have settled this back in the pits man-to-man but I guess that isn’t an option in this case.”

In this case, couldn't the driver's have gotten a bottle of Jack Daniels, a couple of packs of cigarettes, and a room at Motel 6 to fight it out over the weekend. The first one to die from exhaustion would be declared the loser and the other would have a tremendous feeling of accomplishment — not to mention a smile.

Oh, wait! Mr. Patrick objects to Mrs. Patrick’s solution to the problem. Better to just shoot him, Mr. Patrick.

29 posted on 05/06/2012 7:31:43 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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"...*intentionally* coming up behind the other driver and intentionally rear ending him, sending the car out of control, is a whole different story."

Yeah.

I think it's called "The Dale Earnhart Story." Get a grip. Care to count the number of races Ole Number Three won by putting guys in front of him into the wall? Intentionally.

If you can't take the heat, go fix your eyeliner, Petunia. This is where the grownups play.

;^\

30 posted on 05/06/2012 7:33:20 AM PDT by Gargantua ("All men ARE 'created' equal--but 21 years later... well, 'nuff said...")
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To: rawhide

If you saw the replay, Sam pushed her into the wall as she tried to pass him. She pushed him back. Not a big deal. People enjoy this sort of thing when it’s Allison, Foyt and Petty, but for some reason they think Danica is childish or a spoil sport for doing the same thing.


31 posted on 05/06/2012 7:53:49 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: dragnet2

What about intentionally running her into the wall because she was going to pass him? The misogyny and jealousy is pretty thick around here.


32 posted on 05/06/2012 7:55:17 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

I have no problem with Danica serving justice DURING THE RACE. I do have a problem that she wrecked him AFTER the race.

If she had done it in another race later in the season, I would have said “well done!”. As it stands now, she just increased my dislike of her.


33 posted on 05/06/2012 8:21:27 AM PDT by Black_Shark ( Who)
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To: Black_Shark

All-righty then. You didn’t like her before and now you like her even less.


35 posted on 05/06/2012 8:48:24 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

You approve of wrecking an individual after a race has finished?

That’s pretty low. Also, I would disapprove of any driver who pulled this crap.


36 posted on 05/06/2012 8:54:25 AM PDT by Black_Shark ( Who)
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To: Black_Shark

It’s just racing. It’s sort of like punishing your dog the day after he pooped on the carpet. He won’t know what you’re punishing him for. It’s always best to mete out the punishment as soon as the offense is committed so that the offender knows what it’s for. You and your fellow misogynists won’t remember the next time she races and spins Hornish or blocks him, you’ll just pile on the hate, while conveniently forgetting what happened at the end of this race. You all are like liberals when it comes to women for some reason.


37 posted on 05/06/2012 9:21:58 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Gargantua

Unbelievable! These “guys” act like they’ve never seen a race before. Don’t tell them there’s cursing on the radios during the race.


38 posted on 05/06/2012 9:25:24 AM PDT by rabidralph
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I’m curious: How am I a misogynist? Because I disapprove of how Danica wrecked Hornish? Because I am not a fan of Ms. Patrick? I’m piling on hate?

You are one of the more ignorant people I have had the displeasure of conversing with. All you do is accuse me of being a misogynist based on the fact that I disapprove of how Ms. Patrick handled Hornish.

You also seemed to miss the fact that I would have APPROVED of Ms. Patrick’s behavior if she had wrecked Hornish in another race. Far from misogynist wouldn’t you think?

“It’s sort of like punishing your dog the day after he pooped on the carpet. He won’t know what you’re punishing him for. It’s always best to mete out the punishment as soon as the offense is committed so that the offender knows what it’s for.” This implies that Sam Hornish Jr. has the intelligence level of a dog which is absurd. I’m quite sure that he would know why he was wrecked by Danica later in the season. Based on this comment, if I was to follow your example, I could accuse you of Misandry.


39 posted on 05/06/2012 10:07:32 AM PDT by Black_Shark ( Who)
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To: Gargantua; chae; tcrlaf
It's why I don't watch stock cars or NASCAR. They're boring and now have politically correct female drivers.

Does NASCAR have lesbian and gay drivers yet? If not, they will.

Unlike this female driver who threw a tantrum, intentionally rear-ending another driver, some frustrated road-raged skill-less drivers will just blow your brains out.

For instance, this race car lady would never make it on LA freeways where ya got 10,000 ahead of you, who don't want ya to pass. She'd lose big.

40 posted on 05/06/2012 11:23:39 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Gargantua
Hey bucket mouth the race was over when this bi*tch went off.

She was behind him and he don't have to pull over or change lanes because this b*tch is pretty.

This b*tch intentionally rear ended the other driver after the stinking race was over. She threw a hissy fit....lol

This is the same b**tch who stomp her feet and cry, if she don't get her way slick. Could this not be anymore evident to you?

41 posted on 05/06/2012 11:32:53 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Gargantua
Care to count the number of races Ole Number Three won by putting guys in front of him into the wall? Intentionally.

There was no race when this occurred. The race was over when this bitch went off. Hello???

Try reading the article next time slick.

42 posted on 05/06/2012 11:36:08 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LXDEPrIr9I


43 posted on 05/06/2012 11:46:24 AM PDT by Krankor
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To: Black_Shark
You approve of wrecking an individual after a race has finished?

Clearly, some here absolutely approve of it.

Her behavior and skill level is more fit for demolition derby at the local carnival.


44 posted on 05/06/2012 11:55:13 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Krankor

LOL!


45 posted on 05/06/2012 11:58:36 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: rawhide

Hornish pretty much forced her into the wall...her response was fairly restrained considering.


46 posted on 05/06/2012 12:11:32 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: mazda77
He drove her right into the wall

Wrong, he didn't drive her anywhere, he wasn't behind her wheel.

Her lack of skill put her where she was, and after the race retaliated like a scorned girl on prom night.

47 posted on 05/06/2012 12:17:36 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: yawningotter

LOL


48 posted on 05/06/2012 12:25:51 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: Tax-chick

You are correct as usual. We seem to have a lot of little boys who think girls have cooties, on the NASCAR threads


49 posted on 05/06/2012 12:29:13 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: Gargantua

TRUE!


50 posted on 05/06/2012 12:32:14 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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