Stenhouse tried to edge through an opening high in the backstretch, but the gap wasn't wide enough. Stenhouse bounced off the wall and into J.J. Yeley, which caused an accident that affected 12 cars.
It put Patrick out of the race, and afterward, she was seen pounding her steering wheel while still in her car.
She happened to be watching the replay while speaking to reporters, saying it is "frustrating."
"So let me see what happened here," she began. "I was running the middle lane ... yes, yes ... that's about what I saw. Ricky was trying to make it four wide, and the No. 36 (Yeley) came up to block him, and it turned him.
"Then the No. 78 (Kurt Busch) was spinning. I went high, and somebody came up and clipped me and put me in the wall. ...
"Honestly, it is just the way it goes. People forcing the issue. It is late in the race, I get it. But that's what causes these accidents that makes speedway racing speedway racing."
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