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Danica Patrick says another hard crash would cause her to retire

Danica Patrick says another hard crash would cause her to retire

"It makes you think, for sure".

"It makes you pay attention to yourself, and there's nothing better than having somebody like Dale Jr. going as far as getting out of the vehicle as long as he did, saying, 'Hey, I have a problem, ' because it makes it more available to everyone else". He said Wednesday that it's actually a serious thought. NASCAR has around four of the devices, and will look to get drivers to use them in certain ways such as showing them sliding into their cars.

Earnhardt Jr. races during qualifying on Sunday.

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Earnhardt's willingness to take the time necessary time to recover, as well as Carl Edwards' retirement, seems to have caused other drivers such as Patrick to take concussions more seriously than ever before. And coming back from this injury, we've worked so hard. But the 34-year-old Stewart-Haas Racing driver said being healthy and able to pursue interests beyond racing is the overriding factor.

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"I think that we'd like to sweep it all under the rug as drivers like we feel fine and nothing is wrong", said Patrick, 34. I love what I do, but I love lots of other things, and I also love life.

Patrick said racing isn't comparable to football where players are repeatedly slamming into the one another, but when a driver does crash at 200 miles per hour the impact is substantial.

Monster Energy is in its first season as the title sponsor for NASCAR's premier series, in a sponsorship deal reportedly worth about $20 million per year.

Danica Patrick said she suspects she has suffered numerous concussions of some degree, and if presented with a situation where racing would potentially endanger her long-term health, "I would be out". "I mean, I don't know". I said that a little tongue and cheek yesterday, but I would definitely consider it.

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