SPARTA, Ky — Danica Patrick addressed the media this afternoon at Kentucky Speedway, and it was only a few questions in before she was asked about Kyle Petty’s Thursday comments.
“It’s funny how he said I can qualify but I can’t race… because those of you who actually watch what I do, would know that I can’t qualify for crap — in the race things go much better, so — that’s a little bit funny.” Patrick said.
“I keep my team happy, were moving in the right direction — GoDaddy’s happy and when you walk out the garage or around the track and you see a little girl that wants to grow up and be like you your doing something right so — those are the things that feel right.”
Petty’s comments came from SPEED’s RaceHub on Thursday, he spoke of Patrick saying, “I think she’s come a long way, but she’s still not a race car driver,” he said. “And I don’t think she’s ever going to be a race car driver.”
Patrick was asked if she cared about what drivers, or others thought or said about her, in which she replied, “No, I really don’t care. I don’t. It’s true that there are plenty of people that say really bad things about me — I hear about them, or I read them, or I read them on Twitter, People want me to die… I mean the day you just get over that stuff and all you can do is trust that you do a good job and that’s all that matters.”
Patrick is 27th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings. Her best finish this year was 8th at Daytona, where she qualified on the pole.