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Danica Patrick hit by rock, says she's OK

Danica Patrick hit by rock: The NASCAR driver, who had a bad wreck last weekend in Arizona, says she's fine after the encounter with a rock. Danica Patrick was hit by a rock while driving on a dirt track.

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Danica Patrick hit by rock: Danica Patrick watches while her crew makes adjustments to her car in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., last month.

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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 center 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.


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