Danica Patrick is learning the dark side, too

Updated: September 6, 2012, 10:12 PM ET
By Brant James

Tony Eury Sr. is as wily and tough as he is blunt. And the JR Motorsports competition director had seen enough of what he perceived as the unacceptably close and aggressive driving of Michael Annett.

So Eury dialed over to Danica Patrick's team radio frequency two weeks ago during the Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and offered a short-track racer's remedy: use her tailpipe to cut down Annett's left rear tire if he got too close again.

Patrick didn't, ...

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