Danica Patrick is now feuding with Dale Earnhardt Jr. after he collided with her car during Saturday's Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.
The incident happened in Lap 206 when Earnhardt's car ran into the back of Patrick's vehicle after he had struggled with brake problems throughout the race, according to NASCAR.com.
An angry Patrick then shoved Earnhardt's car on pit road before Earnhardt responded by cutting her off.
Jordan Bianchi, the motor sports writer for SB Nation, posted on Twitter that Patrick was not pleased with Earnhardt after the accident.
Jeff Gluck, the NASCAR writer for USA Today, reported on Twitter that Patrick was still fuming after the race.
"I imagine she was not [happy]," Earnhardt said of the incident, according to NBC Sports
. "I mean what am I supposed to say other than the truth? We didn't have any brakes going into the corner. I know better than to run into her because it gets so much attention. There wasn't nothing I could do."
Earnhardt said that despite the harsh words and actions on the track, he believes his friendship with his fellow driver will endure, according to NBC Sports.
"We ain't got no problem," Earnhardt said, according to NBC Sports. "It's not like we were having a problem out on the racetrack with her. It's not like I just drew her name out of a hat and decided she was the one I was going to run into tonight . . . She will chill out. It happens to all of us. I'm not too worried about it. I got a pretty good friend so I think we will be able to talk it out."
NBC Sports noted that Earnhardt finished in 21st place while Patrick finished 34th and fell two spots in the points standings.
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