Danica Patrick settles for 35th at Dover

Updated: September 25, 2010, 7:10 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

DOVER, Del. -- I was supposed to be focused on Danica Patrick in Saturday's Nationwide Series race when I got sidetracked by the soap opera between Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin during Sprint Cup practice.

I did pick up one tidbit on the radio when Patrick blew a tire and hit the wall to spoil her run for a top-20 finish about 71 laps in.

OK, it was probably going to be a top-30.

"Obviously, it blew," Patrick radioed crew chief Tony Eury Jr.

Responded ...

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