Despite Danica Patrick’s ninth place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2015, she hasn’t had much success at the track.
She has never started inside the top-20 at Bristol, and she admitted she isn’t too fond of the speedway.
“Bristol is one of those places, I’m not going to say I like going there,” Patrick said via ESPN before telling crew chief Billy Scott “sorry.”
When asked exactly why she doesn’t like Bristol, here’s what Patrick had to say:
“Any time there is a lot of close quarters with the wall, that is where I tend to not have as much of a comfort zone because I’m used to apexing the corner down on the bottom,” Patrick said.
Patrick said she isn’t comfortable with the bump-and-run, and that hurts her at a track like Bristol.
She said she doesn’t get excited to race at the track like her boyfriend, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
“I don’t get excited like [boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr.] gets excited for Bristol,” Patrick said. “But I should because it will help me.
“I need to think positive about it and thoughts become things, and so I need to think about how much I love Bristol, how good the car is going to be, how brave I’m going to be, how much I love the wall.”
Patrick is 28th in the points this season, and she has one top-10 finish on the year.