Danica Patrick did not finish Sunday’s race at New Hampshire after she was involved in a crash with Travis Kvapil and boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Patrick lost control of her car on lap 238 of the race sliding into the back of Kvapil and Stenhouse.
After the incident Patrick took responsibility.
“We all bunched up on those restarts, and I’m not sure if I misjudged the braking zone or if they stopped really quick in front of me,” Patrick said. “It felt like they stopped, and I tried to stop myself from getting in the back of anyone, but I got sideways when I did that. It’s so unfortunate I took people with me. I’m really sorry.
“In hindsight, you want to give all the room you can so that that kind of thing doesn’t happen. There were other restarts, too, where I had gotten the rear wheels locked up trying to slow down in time because we all get so bunched up. Cars were sliding across the front of cars. But, at the end of the day, it was me who was sideways, so I’m sorry.”
Patrick went on to finish 37th in the race while Stenhouse was 34th.