Danica Patrick admits to having 'a moment' with booing fan at Pocono

By The Sports Xchange  |  June 15, 2017 at 3:21 PM
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Danica Patrick admitted she wished she kept walking as opposed to confronting a booing spectator after qualifying for last week's race in Pocono, Pa.

Alas, the 35-year-old NASCAR star didn't do what she now wished and admitted to having "a moment" when she cursed out the fan at Pocono Raceway.

"In a perfect world, I would have never walked over there and I'd have just kept going," she said during a promotional tour in Boston on Wednesday. "That's mostly what I do, every single day, if someone boos me, is you just keep walking.

"But every now and again, they just catch you in a moment. And I had a moment."

In a video that went viral, Patrick was heard to say the following to the booing fan:

"I don't appreciate the booing. It hurts my feelings. I'm a (expletive) person, you know what I mean? I'm a person too. I have feelings."

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was quick to come to the defense of Patrick.

"She's had a tough year. She's under tons of pressure ... I can completely relate to where she is mentally," Earnhardt said on his podcast Tuesday.

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