Danica Patrick Hit in Head by Rock on Dirt Track

Patrick says she's fine after she got smacked by a stray rock

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    Last week, Danica Patrick had one of the most significant crashes of her career in Phoenix, when she slammed into a wall with about 100 laps left. The crash left her with a stiff neck.

    Danica Patrick says she's fine after getting hit in the head by a rock while racing on a dirt track.

    Patrick says she got smacked by a stray rock Thursday night, leaving her feeling like she had a concussion. But she says the infield care center checked her out and pronounced her healthy.

    Patrick says it hit her "straight in the head" and she's glad she had a hat on or "there would have been blood."

    Patrick had one of the most significant crashes of her career last Sunday in Phoenix, slamming into a wall with about 100 laps left and leaving her with a stiff neck.

    Patrick became the first woman to win a pole and lead green-flag laps at the Daytona 500 last month, finishing eighth.