It took a few days, but Danica Patrick finally responded to Richard Petty's biting comments earlier this week.
Patrick said, “As I said the last time somebody said something that was not so positive for me, it spawns so many positive articles. I love the conversation that it creates in sports, and across the board it makes sports interesting. It makes life interesting when people have different perspectives, and that's fine with me.”
Patrick made her comments Thursday at the Daytona 500's media day. She won the pole last year at Daytona and went on to finish in 8th place.
Petty said Patrick would only win if everyone else stayed home.
- Feb. 10, 2014: NASCAR great Richard Petty slams Danica Patrick