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|Danica Hears Boos After Poor Qualifying at Indy
|INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Danica Patrick has experienced a new sensation at the Indianapolis 500 -- getting booed.
IndyCar's most popular driver heard fans' displeasure Saturday when her comments blaming a poor qualifying performance on her car's setup were broadcast over the racetrack public address system.
She was far from challenging for a spot on the front row after averaging 224.217 mph on four laps during the first of three possible runs during qualifying.
Patrick, by far the leader in merchandise sales and visibility in the series, appeared upset when she talked about the reaction.
Patrick said her car has been loose throughout the week of practice. Her Andretti Autosport teammates also are struggling.
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