Danica Patrick keeps taking hits to the head

jutter@charlotteobserver.comMarch 8, 2013 

— Danica Patrick is sore this week but not just from her vicious wreck in last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Phoenix.

Patrick said she was left with a headache and stiff neck following her wreck when her right-front tire blew and she slammed into the Turn 4 wall and then the car of driver David Ragan.

If that wasn’t enough, Patrick said Friday she also got hit in the head Thursday night by a rock while attending a race at a local dirt track.

“I feel like I got a concussion last night when I got hit with a rock at the dirt track,” Patrick said. “It’s really sore. It hit me straight in the head and I went to the ground.

“Good thing I had a hat on or I feel there would have been blood.”

Patrick was already cleared to compete this weekend.

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