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Danica Doesn't Mind Rough Stuff at Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Danica Patrick was running well at Bristol Motor Speedway last year until she got run into the wall by Regan Smith.

Though Patrick didn’t like getting wrecked — and showed her displeasure with a bit of finger-pointing at Smith — she likes short-track racing and even enjoys a bit of bumping and banging.

“I don’t mind some beating and banging out there, I don’t mind pushing your way around a little bit,” Patrick said Friday. “It just happens. I did it a little bit at Phoenix even. It is just the nature of short tracks when you are running really close to one another.”

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