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Danica Patrick wrecks early in practice

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Danica Patrick's weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway got off to a rocky start Friday afternoon as she crashed three minutes into the opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice on the tight, 0.533-mile track.

Patrick lost control of her No. 10 Chevrolet at the exit of Turn 2 and veered sharply to the left, collecting the No. 30 Toyota of rookie Parker Kligerman. Both drivers limped back to the garage area.
Patrick's Stewart-Haas Racing team unloaded its backup car in hopes of getting some track time in during the 90-minute session. Kligerman's Swan Racing team was working to repair its entry ahead of Coors Light Pole Qualifying, scheduled for 4:40 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 1).
Patrick currently ranks 33rd in the Sprint Cup standings heading into the series' fourth race of the season. Her best finish of the season was 21st place last weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kligerman ranks 40th with a best finish of 29th in the season-opening Daytona 500

The Patrick-Kligerman wreck was the first of a handful in the 90-minute session. Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch and Justin Allgaier also made contact with the wall during opening practice.


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