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Former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick was among the many attendees at this week’s Burning Man competition in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert who have been trapped in muddy circumstances and largely unable to go away after a sequence of rain storms this summer season.
Patrick spoke about her time on the competition in a submit on her Instagram Stories:
“Made it out. Caught 3 times and it took 4 hours… however on pavement.
“The problem from climate actually helped present everybody’s true nature at BM and it was to step up and assist one another. It’s an alternate actuality the place everybody provides what they will and no cash is exchanged.
“Too dangerous that could not be our full actuality however for now… It is one magical week within the desert. Or swamp this 12 months.”
Heavy rain on Friday and Saturday led to swampy conditions and flooded roads, making it unimaginable for a lot of the 70,000 attendees to go away. Some folks hiked via the muddy desert and hitchhiked to the closest city or metropolis like Reno in an effort to flee the competition.
Burning Man is an annual arts and music competition that locations an emphasis on self-reliance and buying and selling items among the many attendees or gifting moderately than the change of cash. A short lived metropolis is constructed for the occasion and a large sculpture of a person is ceremoniously burnt to finish the occasion.
Patrick, 41, is a former NASCAR and IndyCar driver. She had one win and 7 podium finishes in her IndyCar profession and 7 top-10 finishes throughout her time in NASCAR. She is the one girl to ever win an IndyCar occasion.