Danica Patrick continues to be unapologetic about wrecking Landon Cassill, and her recent comments to the press reveal she does not plan on talking to the driver in the future. Patrick has also admitted that she is considering options that would allow her to compete in the Nationwide Series and Indy 500 next year. Her words indicate that she believes the wreck was one way of earning respect in NASCAR.
Danica Patrick and Landon Cassill
Danica Patrick intentionally tried to wreck Landon Cassill at the Sprint Cup race in Kansas on Oct. 21. She has explained that this was a response to his earlier bump and has no plans to apologize. On Nov. 1, Danica Patrick mentioned, "I still think it was important for me to stand up for myself, and I wouldn't change it."
Patrick's attempt to spin Cassill resulted in wrecking her own car while he was able to survive serious damage. She may not regret her reaction, but Patrick has pointed out she was hoping for a different outcome, "I would change my execution of the actual incident." Her comments also reveal that she believes this is one way of earning respect in NASCAR.
Danica Patrick Looks Forward to the 2013 Season
Despite her problems this season in NASCAR, Danica Patrick is looking forward to 2013. She has already secured a ride with Stewart-Haas Racing for the Sprint Cup Series but is interested in entering more competitions next year. Danica Patrick is allegedly evaluating options that would allow her to compete in the Nationwide Series part-time. However, there has not been an official confirmation that she has found a ride for this series, and rumors continue that she may end up with JR Motorsports.
Danica Patrick is also interested in returning to the Indy 500 in 2013. She has expressed her wish to be a part of this IndyCar race in the past, so it is not surprising that it is something being considered for next year. Similar to her desire to compete in the Nationwide Series, there has not been any reported progress on this topic.
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