Richard Petty Call Danica Out

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NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty let his opinion be known Sunday at the Canadian Motorsports Expo after reporters asked him about Danica Patrick’s chances of winning the Sprint Cup Series.

Petty said Patrick could win it, “if everybody else stayed home.” And he didn’t stop there. He added, “If she’d have been a male, nobody would ever know if she’d showed up at a racetrack.”

It’s not the first time Petty had a comment about Danica’s abilities in the racing world. In 2006 he said he just didn’t think it’s a sport for women.

Danica Patrick finished 27th in the Sprint Cup standings in her rookie season.

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