Patrick, Earnhardt Jr. lead practices marred by ‘big one’ at Daytona

Danica Patrick prepares to practice Friday at Daytona (Photo: Greg Engle)
Danica Patrick prepares to practice Friday at Daytona (Photo: Greg Engle)
Danica Patrick prepares to practice Friday at Daytona (Photo: Greg Engle)

A crash early in the first NASCAR Sprint Cup series practice at Daytona International Speedway Friday left several drivers with terrible starts to the weekend. The incident occurred less than 10 minutes into the first practice.

As a large pack of cars rocketed into turn 2, the Ford of Brad Keselowski moved up the track tapping the rear of the Toyota being driven by Kyle Busch. The resulting crash involved at least seven cars.  MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.