The feud between Danica Patrick and Sam Hornish Jr. seems to have returned. At the 5-hour Energy 200 race in Dover, Hornish made contact with Patrick's car, and she became tangled with Brad Sweet. Danica finished the Nationwide series race in 30th place. Despite rumors, I think NASCAR is not planning to take any action in this case.
The 5-hour Energy 200 race on June 2 featured a second accident involving Danica Patrick and Sam Hornish Jr. During lap 132, Hornish claimed that Patrick did not give him enough room, and he was forced to make contact with her car. Patrick ended up crashing into Sweet because of his actions. The collision forced Brad Sweet to finish in 23rd place while Danica Patrick finished in 30th place. Sam Hornish Jr. was still able to earn 13th place.
Hornish's Response to the Wreck
Sam Hornish Jr. has claimed that the incident at the 5-hour Energy 200 race was not intentional or planned. After the race, he explained that there was "no ill will," and he could not avoid the crash with Danica Patrick because he was not able to see Brad Sweet. However, his statement makes it seem that his spotter was not providing accurate information for him during the race. He should have been aware of the position of Sweet's car.
Although Hornish claims the wreck on June 2 was not intentional, it has been connected to the first incident he had with Patrick. Their previous crash occurred on May 5 at the Aaron's 312 race, and Sam Hornish Jr. claimed that a deflated tire caused him to block Danica Patrick. She responded by crashing him into the wall after the May 5 race ended. Neither driver faced any consequences. Danica has avoided making comments about Sam after the 5-hour Energy 200 race.
Despite ongoing rumors among fans that NASCAR was looking into the June 2 accident, there has been no official statement, and the drivers were never called into the hauler. It does not seem likely that NASCAR will give out any fines or punishments for this incident.
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Growing up in Indiana, Lana developed a love for motorsports at an early age. She follows NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula One. Follow @Lana_Bandoim on Twitter.