Danica Patrick had a few choice words for driver David Gilliland after last Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.
Race fans have been asking me this week if I think it is a distraction for her to get messed up in things like this. My response is that it's a distraction, not just for her, but for any driver that gets wrapped up in a feud. I mean it's the same principal of Denny Hamlin getting wrapped up into a feud with Joey Logano.
Having spent my entire career in NASCAR, and having been around a feud or two in my time, I know it's distracting for any driver. On the other side of the coin, in Danica's case, I think we are seeing the competitive side of her starting to shine. She wants people to race her the way she races them.
We all know and we've said that there is a learning curve with any rookie, even one as high-profile as Danica. Yes, there have been times when people have been frustrated with her as she's been going through the learning curve. Honestly, thoug...