Danica Patrick 'fine' after hit in head by rock while driving dirt track
FILE - This July 28, 2012 file photo shows Danica Patrick waving after qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Indiana 250 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Patrick's unlucky streak rolls into Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, where she's scheduled to run both the Nationwide Series race and Saturday night's, Aug. 25, 2012, Sprint Cup Series race. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, March 8, 2013 2:17PM EST
LAS VEGAS -- Danica Patrick says she's fine after getting hit in the head by a rock while racing on a dirt track.
Patrick says she got smacked by a stray rock Thursday night, leaving her feeling like she had a concussion. But she says the infield care centre checked her out and pronounced her healthy.
Patrick says it hit her "straight in the head" and she's glad she had a hat on or "there would have been blood."
Patrick had one of the most significant crashes of her career last Sunday in Phoenix, slamming into a wall with about 100 laps left and leaving her with a stiff neck.
Patrick became the first woman to win a pole and lead green-flag laps at the Daytona 500 last month, finishing eighth.