DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Danica Patrick and Denny Hamlin wrecked during Daytona 500 practice Wednesday.READ MORE: Remains Found Near Paul Quinn College ID'd As Missing Dallas Executive James Alan White
Patrick’s No. 10 Chevrolet sustained enough damage that she was forced to switch to a backup car and will have to start at the back of the field in the second of two qualifying races Thursday. Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota was repairable.
Patrick and Hamlin started the pileup by making contact coming out of turn two. Casey Mears, Michael Annett and Jeb Burton also were involved.READ MORE: After 2 Days, Faiza Fahad Still Missing After Leaving Wylie Home On-Foot
Patrick called it “the nature of pack racing” while Hamlin said “you always have to give a little bit extra room in practice.” But neither driver took full blame, with Hamlin calling it a “miscalculation one way or another on one of our parts.”
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