Danica Patrick spin triggers multi-car crash at Michigan

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BROOKLYN, Mich. – The first big wreck of Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway took place just 25 laps into the scheduled 200-lap event.

Danica Patrick appeared to get loose and began sliding sideways. Justin Allgaier could not avoid Patrick and slammed into her car.

Others collected in the wreck were Michael Annett, Trevor Bayne, Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth and Aric Almirola.

Kenseth’s and Bayne’s cars were taken to the garage for repairs, while the other cars underwent repairs on pit road.

The big wreck was the third caution of the race. The first came out on Lap 3 when Kyle Busch slammed into the Turn 4 wall, causing enough damage to send him to the Sprint Cup garage.

There was another caution on Lap 20, but that was a scheduled competition caution due to the track conditions having changed dramatically due to weather from Friday’s and Saturday’s practice sessions, as well as heavy rain Saturday night.

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