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Danica Patrick Hit The Wall Hard At Today's First Gatorade Duel Race

It didn't cost her a ticket to ride—she'd already earned one—but Danica Patrick will lose starting position in Sunday's Daytona 500 grid after a nasty-looking wreck just one lap from finishing her first NASCAR Sprint Cup race, today's first of two Gatorade Duels.

While her #10 Chevy was a loss, Patrick emerged healthy from the onsite care center, and told SPEED she hoped her backup car would be "even faster." Patrick ran as high as sixth in the race, which was won by Tony Stewart. [SPEED]


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