OMG! Danica Patrick was forced to run her backup car at Daytona because of a rookie mistake! Patrick thought she had a blown engine Saturday so she pulled the car into the garage instead of letter her crew analyze the vehicle! Moments later the car war running fine and Patrick was literally reduced to tears!



But shortly after Patrick did an interview with ESPN, her crew fired up the car, shut it off and fired it up again.

The engine, it seemed, was running just fine.

A look of horror came over Patrick’s face. Stunned, she walked alone to the corner of the garage and put her hands on her temples, back facing the car.

Was the problem fixable after all? Could she simply have fixed the issue on pit road or switched to the backup ignition?

Suddenly, she seemed to be on the verge of tears. She bent over, hands on her knees and stared at the ground. Source.

Poor Danica! The car may have been able to return to the track! But maybe with that huge crash she might consider herself lucky!