|Richard Petty stands by Patrick remarks|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
DAYTONA BEACH — Richard Petty stood by his comments that Danica Patrick can’t win a Cup race and the Hall of Famer said it was unfair he has been labeled a sexist.
Petty, the seven-time champion, took some heat when he said Patrick only gets attention because she’s a woman, but added that publicity is good for NASCAR. He said the only way Patrick, the first woman to win the Daytona 500 pole, could win a Sprint Cup race was “if everybody else stayed home.”
Petty said Saturday night that no one would make a fuss about his remarks if he was talking about a male driver.
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