Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14

WATKINS GLEN, NY - JULY 05: Danica Patrick driver of the #7 Motorola Andretti Green Racing Dallara Honda stands in the pits during practice for the IRL IndyCar Series Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on July 5, 2008 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Danica Patrick doesn't care that Kyle Petty thinks she's better at getting attention than driving because she's heard it all before. But if Petty's going to attack her, the NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie believes he should at least get his facts straight. On Friday, Patrick responded to Petty's comments a night earlier on Speed's ''Race Hub'' program, in which the former Sprint Cup driver called her a ''marketing machine'' rather than a race car driver. Petty also doubted that Patrick would become a driver and insisted that she doesn't race as well as she qualifies. Patrick's statistics suggest otherwise. On average she's finishing almost six spots higher (25.8) than she starts (32nd), which she noted by saying, ''those who watch know I can't qualify for crap. The race goes much better.'' That likely won't stop Petty, the 53-year-old son of seven-time Cup champion Richard Petty and an eight-time race winner on NASCAR's premier circuit, from criticizing Patrick. Now an analyst for TNT...
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