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Richard Petty Speaks out on Danica Patrick’s Chances of Winning a NASCAR Race

Richard Petty is a living legend when it comes to auto racing, but he did not mince words when discussing one of today’s most popular drivers, Danica Patrick. While making an appearance at the Canadian Motorsports Expo, Petty was asked if Patrick would ever win in the Sprint Cup Series. passed along Petty's response: If everybody else stayed home…If she'd have been a male, nobody would ever know if she'd showed up at a racetrack…This is a female deal that's driving her. There's nothing wrong with that, because that's good PR for me. More fans come out, people are more interested in it. She has helped to draw attention to the sport, which helps everybody in the sport. Despite Petty’s comments, ...

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