Danica Patrick Smacked Down by Dan Wheldon After A.J. Foyt 225

Neither Danica Patrick nor Dan Wheldon won the IRL race in Milwaukee on Sunday, but they managed to become the center of attention afterwards. And let me tell you, it was one of the best exchanges of smack-talking this year.

Here’s the deal. While battling for fourth in the 87th lap, Wheldon bumped into Patrick, sending Danica spinning towards the inside of the track. The bump set Danica back a lap, and she later complained that the nudge was the result of Wheldon’s jealousy:

I don’t know if he’s mad that I passed him at Indy and he got passed by five more cars or something. I don’t know. I don’t know if the message got across, I’ve never been in a situation with Dan before.

Wheldon however, did not hesitate to put Danica in her place. Check it out:

What goes around comes around. She nearly put me into the pit wall at Indianapolis. I certainly have no problem with everybody else on the track. I’m sure she’s just feeling the pressure of not winning races and her teammates are.

She’s just being Danica. She’ll be fine when she calms down. She’s messing with the wrong person if she wants to get feisty that’s for sure, because I’m a lot tougher than she is on the track.

That is effin’ great! Uhh, this actually might get me interested in watching the next time the two of them are on the track. And how great is it that Wheldon said what everyone’s thinking — Danica’s just pissed because she hasn’t won anything! And forget gender too — Wheldon says he’s tougher than Danica. This is great. Props to Wheldon for smacking Danica around a bit and telling it like it is. Nicely done, my man.

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  • hgarrow

    I viewed the track incident as carefully as I could on TV and listened to all the post race talk. I’ve seen hundreds of NASCAR copies just like this. Even though I’m male, I agree 100% with Danica. Wheldon sounds like a chauvinist worm and ought to go back to England where he might be appreciated.

  • george

    Its not rubbing, or bumping or being fair
    She wants to run with the big dogs well sometime you get your ass chewed off
    I think maybe go cart racing would fit her
    better,until she can grow up

  • http://aol linda williams

    This is a person who dumped the guy who gave her a chance when nobody else would for a faster ride without a thought after a year in which his other driver was killed. She’s ambitious, hard, and an allaround pain in the ass. If she wasn’t half way goodlooking she’d be nowhere.

  • gary fair

    george, linda, RIGHT ON!.., you dont hear sarah fisher crying, i W I S H sarah and danica could switch (teams) cars,

  • wags

    Did she pout, cry and stomp her Strawberry Shortcake little feet?

  • http://extrapolater.wordpress.com Extra P.

    Yeah, yeah… and then did she toss her little head of raven hair and slooooowly unzip her racing jumper? Did she?

    Because that would be awesome.

  • Steve M.

    Hey Extra P. (Is that for EXTRA POUNDS?)
    You some kind of friggin’ perv dude? Guess we know why you watch Indy Racing……just hoping you get to see Danica unzip her suit………..Go back to NASCAR where you belong !!

  • James

    Danica brings a lot of skin to racing and nothing else, if she wants respect she has to start winning races, the outburst and puff pieces by the feminized media are strating to wear thin, Danica is becoming another Michelle Wie, the i want to compete with the guys money express is coming to a end.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ORH4WZ37AXRC2XQTGI5Q5KFMPQ Carina

    Rubbing and bumping in the IRL = into the wall. These aren’t bumper cars (NASCAR) we’re talking about here.  Being technical and precise is key in Indy racing. Case in point, today’s Indy race.  RIP Dan Wheldon. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ORH4WZ37AXRC2XQTGI5Q5KFMPQ Carina

    She isn’t any different than every other driver that wants to win and takes the opportunity to drive for a team that provides the best chance of doing that.
    Feel free to insult all of those guys who have switched teams over the years.