Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 6/28/13

NASCAR driver Danica Patrick has brought a lot of attention to the sport over the years.However, there are some who are skeptical that Patrick will ever become a dominant driver. Count the son of NASCAR legend Richard Petty as one of them.On Thursday, former driver and current analyst Kyle Petty appeared on SPEED's NASCAR RaceHub program and called Patrick a "marketing machine" but not a race car driver."Danica has been the perfect example of somebody who can qualify better than what she runs," said Petty. "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 proceeded to ask Petty why he believes Patrick won't ever be a race car driver in his opinion. Petty argued that it was "too late to learn."Whoa. Those are some harsh words indeed.,Patrick, who is in her first full year as Sprint Cup driver, has seven top-10 finishes in 60 career Nationwide Series races. However, she has yet to finish in the winner's circle.For what it's worth, Petty did admit that he wasn't the best driver himself. It should be noted that it took Petty six years as a full-time Cup driver before he won his first race. Petty finished his NASCAR career with eight wins and 173 top-10 finishes in 829 races.Via USA TODAY

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Mayweather, McGregor respond to report about Floyd’s taxes

De’Aaron Fox says he got ‘hacked,’ fires more shots at Lonzo Ball

Aaron Judge says he felt ‘no pressure’ in Home Run Derby

Joel Embiid hauls in two baseballs during HR Derby

Aaron Judge launches 501-foot home run over Marlins’ statue

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Ed Orgeron defends Leonard Fournette sitting out bowl game

Giancarlo Stanton unleashes 496-foot bomb in Home Run Derby

Miami Marlins reportedly sold to businessman Jorge Mas for a lot of money

A fan officially registered The Rock to run for president in 2020

Aaron Judge hit ball off roof during Home Run Derby warmups

Filling in for Mike Francesa, Chris Christie calls critical caller 'a communist'

Summer League 2017: What happens in Vegas, stays in the G League

The 'Time for vulgar displays of power' quiz

Eight All-Stars you should get to know this Midsummer Classic

Every MLB Home Run Derby winner

Sports & Politics Intersect: Chris Christie heads to the FAN

The Mulligan: The rest of Tiger Woods' career

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Best of Yardbarker: Gordon Hayward heads to Beantown

The 'Summer lovin', had me a blast' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: An infamous umpire calls out MLB

Kicking It: Sporting and Fire hot as league heads into CONCACAF Gold Cup break

Box Score 7/7: NBA silly season reaches New York

NASCAR News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Summer League 2017: What happens in Vegas, stays in the G League

The 'Time for vulgar displays of power' quiz

Eight All-Stars you should get to know this Midsummer Classic

Sports & Politics Intersect: Chris Christie heads to the FAN

The Mulligan: The rest of Tiger Woods' career

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'Summer lovin', had me a blast' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: An infamous umpire calls out MLB

Kicking It: Sporting and Fire hot as league heads into CONCACAF Gold Cup break

BIG3 Week 3: Oklahoma, where the threes go sweeping down the plain

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker