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Why Richard Petty Has No Reason to Apologize for Comments About Danica Patrick

In regards to Richard Petty's recent comments about her, Danica Patrick took the high road as fast as she could during media day at Daytona International Speedway Thursday. And for that, Patrick should be commended. But let's be clear about one thing here: Petty said nothing for which he needs to apologize. Petty said Patrick could only win a Sprint Cup Series race "if everybody else stayed home." The seven-time Cup champion also said Patrick only gets attention because she is a woman but added that he believed the publicity generated by her was good for NASCAR. Petty made the comments during an appearance at the Canadian Motorsports Expo in Toronto last Sunday, according to and other media outlets, who quickly...

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