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Patrick overcomes practice crash to get a top-10

Updated: August 14, 2006, 12:26 AM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

SPARTA, Ky. -- Danica Patrick could have envisioned better ways to start her Sunday at Kentucky Speedway.

Her Rahal Letterman Racing Dallara-Honda made contact with Vitor Meira during morning practice prior to the Meijer Indy 300, requiring repair to the left sidepod, left-rear suspension, radiator and an engine change.

"Nobody likes to crash right before the race," Patrick said. "I don't know what happened, I was pitting and I saw this flash of orange. The next thing I know, ...

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