During NASCAR races, the pit road that one gets on after leaving their pit stop offers a dangerous route. If one gets lucky and drives carefully, the danger can be overlooked, however if that is not the case then fatal accidents may be incurred.
It is still not certain whether this accident between Danica Patrick and Clint Bowyer may fit perfectly in the above described situation. The collision started when Kevin Harvick crashed next to wall, causing Brad Keselowski and Jamie Murray to assemble in the aftermath where Danica Patrick and Bowyer then collided on the pit road. Patrick applied great force on her accelerator causing smoke to arise and the car’s rear to slide towards the left. Bowyer has pitted at two stops before Danica Patrick and yet was still at the stall again.
During the collision, as Danica Patrick aligned her vehicle onto the road, it headed straight into the right part of the rear of Bowyer’s car. Despite applying the brakes, it was too late and one possible reason why the crash could not be prevented may be the fact that Patrick had fourth gear. The crash could have been worse, as the accident did not destroy their chances of driving. Danica Patrick finished at the 18th place whereas Clint Bowyer had finished at the 15th placed.
Source: Yahoo Sports