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Danica Patrick hit in the head by a rock at dirt track race

March 08, 2013|By Houston Mitchell
  • Danica Patrick checks out her car in Las Vegas on Thursday.
Danica Patrick checks out her car in Las Vegas on Thursday. (Alex Trautwig / Getty Images )

How dangerous is it to be a race car driver? You can get hurt just by watching.

Danica Patrick said Friday that she was hit by a rock at the dirt track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway while attending the World of Outlaws show.

“I feel like I have a concussion from last night,” Patrick said. “I got hit by a rock at the dirt track and I took it to the ground. So I feel like it’s really sore. It hit me straight in the head. Good thing I had a hat on or there would have been blood.”

Patrick is in Vegas for Sunday's Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR race. She finished fourth in a race at the same track while racing in the Nationwide Series two years ago.

“This is a fun track,” Patrick said. “It’s definitely the kind of track I feel most comfortable at — high-banked, high-grip. Fourth in the Nationwide car was fun."

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