The Daytona 500 finally got underway this evening, after a rain delay yesterday, followed by a cancellation for the day. Originally, it was rescheduled for Noon today, but after numerous complaints, it was rescheduled again for 7:00PM.
No more than 2 laps in, there was a wreck involving Jimmie Johnson, Trevor Bayne and GoDaddy girl Danica Patrick. Johnson is apparently done for the night, while Patrick and Bayne are both in the garage waiting for repairs.
This tweet points to video of the wreck:
More Twitter reaction:
ESPN News – Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick in multi-car wreck on 2nd lap of Daytona 500, Johnson out of race… That has to be a joke
A lot of people are making lame “women can’t drive” jokes.
The TV crew just checked in on Patrick, and she’s still sitting in her car waiting for repairs so she can get back in the race.