INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Teammates Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti tangled on the track, perhaps costing Kanaan a chance to win. Danica Patrick—all 100 pounds of her—went looking for a fight before cooler heads prevailed.
Scott Dixon took the victory, but the walls at Indianapolis Motor Speedway claimed plenty of trophies in a mayhem-filled Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.
I give Dixon a lot of credit. He held of late charges from Andretti and Vitor Miera to capture the checkered. It was a terrific piece of racing.
Danica Patrick shows us the "Walk of Blame."
Kanaan was seething, but his display of anger was nothing compared to Patrick’s after she was run into by Ryan Briscoe while trying to leave pit lane late in the race.
A furious Patrick then got out of her car and walked purposefully toward Briscoe’s pit for what was shaping up as a confrontation with his crew. She removed her gloves and seemed ready to rumble before track security personnel directed her back to her own pit area.
“I was ready to take it all off, my helmet and everything—because it’s hard to talk through the helmet,” Patrick said. “It’s probably a better idea that I didn’t make it all the way down there anyway because, well, as you guys know, I’m a little emotional.” (H/T - Yahoo!)
I know, Danica. I get emotional when I see you. Giggity!
I watched much of the 500 at my in-laws' house - and some of the Coca-Cola 600 - and I have to admit; Danica was not really in the wrong here. Sure, she throws a tantrum or two - she's Indy's version of Tony Stewart - but the replays clearly showed that Briscoe tried to run her of of Pit Road. And although she had problems early on in the race, she had worked her way up to 7th before that incident. I would have been pissed, too.