During a recent appearance at the Canadian Motorsports Expo, Petty said Patrick could only win a race "if everybody else stayed home."On Saturday, he stood by his comments ("What I said is what I said and that's what I believe, OK? Patrick responded to Petty's comments on Thursday by largely brushing them off."People have said things in the past, they're going to say things in the future," Patrick said.
"I still say the same thing: Everyone's entitled to their own opinion.
Her eighth place in the 2013 Daytona 500 is the highest finish for a woman in the Daytona 500.
Patrick started in kart racing and later raced in Formula Ford in the United Kingdom before returning to the United States and moving up to Indy Cars.
EXCLUSIVE ACCESS: Patrick's weekend at Daytona DAYTONA 500: Stewart, Patrick will start from rear"I think that (a race) would settle it once and for all — maybe get him to shut up a little bit, too," Stewart said. He can drive one of my 14 cars, I don't care."When moderator Doug Rice suggested Patrick should take the checkered flag to Petty for an autograph if she ever won, Stewart immediately went a step further."If I were her, I'd take if over there and cram it up his (butt)," Stewart said as the crowd erupted.
are a couple, ending widespread speculation about the nature of their relationship."I have a boyfriend, his name is Richard," she said during an exclusive telephone interview with AP."I think I am just finally excited to tell someone about this," Patrick laughed, sounding almost giddy as she said the two-time Nationwide champion's middle name is Lynn and he prefers she use his first name.
Patrick was racing in the middle of the three-wide pack when she was hit by Stenhouse and collided with Brad Keselowski. 10 Chevrolet suffered serious damage and she finished 29th, her sixth straight result of 25th or worse in her first full season in Sprint Cup.
First woman to lead the Indianapolis 500 First woman to win an Indy Car Series race Highest woman finisher in a NASCAR's top 3 series race 4th place 2013 Daytona 500 pole winner First woman to win a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole First woman to lead the Daytona 500 First woman to lead a Cup Series race under green Most top tens by a woman in the Cup Series: 6 Most laps led by a woman in the Cup Series: 64 born March 25, 1982) is an American professional stock car racing driver, model, and advertising spokeswoman.
She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing—her win in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only women's victory in an Indy Car Series race and her third place in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 is the highest finish there ever by a woman. In 2012, she competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and occasionally in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
She currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. In 2013, she became the first female NASCAR driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole, turning in the fastest qualifying lap since 1990—qualifying for the Daytona 500.