Danica Patrick Hit in Head by Rock on Vegas Dirt Track Print article Send a Tip from AP 8 Mar 2013 post a comment (AP) Danica Patrick hit in head by rock on dirt track LAS VEGAS Danica Patrick says she's fine after getting hit in the head by a rock on a dirt track. Patrick got smacked by a stray rock while attending a race Thursday night, leaving her with a sore head. She had a brief conversation with medical staff Friday, but felt no problems. Patrick says the rock 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 and a headache. Patrick became the first woman to win a pole and lead green-flag laps at the Daytona 500 last month, finishing eighth.