Kyle Petty: Danica Patrick is ‘not a race car driver’


FOX Sports/TNT analyst and former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty ripped Danica Patrick on Thursday, labeling her a “marketing machine” and not a racer.

Strong words from Petty, the son of former driver “King” Richard Petty, who continued on his big dis of Danica:

“Danica has been the perfect example of somebody who can qualify better than what she runs,” Petty said on a segment of SPEED’s NASCAR RaceHub show, via USA Today Sports.

“She can go fast, but she can’t race. I think she’s come a long way, but she’s still not a race car driver. And I don’t think she’s ever going to be a race car driver.”

Interviewer Matt Clark then asked Petty why Patrick wouldn’t ever be a race car driver in Petty’s eyes, his response was that it was “too late to learn.”

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