Check out Danica Patrick's hard crash during the 2012 NASCAR Gatorade Duels at Daytona.

Thank goodness for the safer barriers in NASCAR.  Danica Patrick was looking to make a move on the final lap of Thursday's Gatorade Duel.  She was bumped out of line and made a beeline toward the inside wall.  Danica hit the wall extremely hard.  It was the type of crash that former NASCAR driver Darrell Waltrip routinely describes as, "A hard lick."  Luckily, Danica Patrick walked away unscathed.  She even joked about the possibility that her backup car will be faster for the Daytona 500 on Sunday. 

Brian Noe is the Program Director at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.