Well, NASCAR's new wonder kid got her 1st Nationwide Race experience today and quite an experience it was. She was cruising along in 21st place during the DRIVE4COPD300/Impossible to read fast race at Daytona when she got caught up in the leftovers of a crash that happened in front of her.
The story from the Orlando Sentinel RIGHT HERE
((Danica seems to draw a crowd//Courtesy: Gary W.Green/Orlando Sentinel))
The wreck was pretty unavoidable, though from what the experts are saying is something that a veteran might have been able to avoid. She had struggled early in the race, expressing some confusion over restart rules and also stalled her car on pit row at one point. She would finish in the back of the pack, the race would be one by Tony Stewart.
Every indication from the NASCAR folks is that she should be able to make the adjustment to stock car racing. Though different from the Indy Cars she primarily drives, indications are she has the skillset to be competitive. However, we may not find out until 2014, when her contract with Andretti Green Racing ends.
Here is video of said incident...at least until the 4-letter word pulls it. Thanks TwahLah and the You Tube: