NASCAR driver Danica Patrick was none too pleased after Dale Earnhardt Jr. caused her to wreck Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.
She let loose with an expletive-filled rant to her crew over the radio, then Patrick tapped Earnhardt back as they entered pit lane, even after her crew explained Earnhardt's car had lost its brakes.
“Just uh, didn’t have any brakes,” Earnhardt told his crew after the wreck.
“(Expletive) 88, did he (expletive) hit me?” Patrick asked over the radio.
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“Oh yeah, he said he didn’t have any brakes,” her crew radioed back. “We’ll see.”
“Go (expletive) yourself, I mean, really?” she radioed back. “If you didn’t have any brakes, why would you drive in underneath me?"
Earnhardt later admitted he was at fault in an interview with NBC Sports.
"I probably shouldn’t have been racing as hard as I was when we run into the back of Danica," he said "But I went into the corner, mashed the brakes to the floor, pumped it three times and then ran into her. Wasn’t nothing I can do. It sucks. I don’t like running into Danica because it gets a little bit too much attention. But I’m sorry for that."
Earnhardt struggled to get a 21st place finish. Patrick finished 34th.