Danica Patrick

Courtesy: Stewart-Haas Racing

Danica Patrick's weekend got off to a rough start at the NASCAR Sprint Cup practice on Friday.

The 31-year-old crashed coming out of the second turn, which caused her to have to use her backup car for the remainder of the practice.

Needless to say, the wreck resulted in crucial time lost in practice and understandably rattled her nerves.

Patrick took to Twitter to address the crash with fans, saying, "Luck of the Irish was with me last night after getting wrecked early and only have 4th gear a lot of the race."

She then added, "Happy St. Patricks day!"

Patrick came into the fourth race of the season No. 33 in the Spring Cup points standings.

Just last month, Patrick became the first NASCAR driver to get more than 1 million Twitter followers.

"It just shows what incredible and loyal fans I have," she said, per The Detroit News. "It's pretty humbling that 1 million people are curious about what I have to say and what I'm doing. I really can't thank everyone enough for their passion and interest."

The feat is pretty spectacular considering that the winner of last month's Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr., has roughly half as many Twitter followers.

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