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Danica Patrick back on track after Lap 2 wreck at Daytona 500

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Danica Patrick (10), Kurt Busch (51), David Ragan (34) and Jimmie Johnson (48) crash during the NASCAR Daytona 500 on Monday night.

Terry Renna / AP

Crew members repair Danica Patrick's car on Monday night.

AP reports: Danica Patrick is back on the track after being involved in an accident just two laps into her Daytona 500 debut.

 After her crew made extensive repairs to her battered race car, Patrick finally returned to the race down 62 laps to the leaders — earning cheers from the grandstands as she pulled out of the garage area.

 The accident just minutes after the green flag dropped Monday night began when Elliott Sadler turned five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. He shot into the wall, then rolled back down the track. Patrick was coming along behind the accident and was caught in the chaos.

 

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