Jan 21, 2010

Patrick's NASCAR experiment under fire

My latest column for the Globe and Mail:

While she may be attracting lots of attention with a part-time move to the NASCAR Nationwide Series this year, not everyone in the stock-car world is throwing open their arms to welcome Danica Patrick.

The media darling already created a fuss with her late-December Automobile Racing Club of America test at the Daytona International Speedway, which brought out dozens of reporters and photographers, as well as NASCAR president Mike Helton.

None of it has impressed former NASCAR driver turned television analyst Kyle Petty. The son of Richard Petty - the all-time wins leader and seven-time Cup champion - didn't pull any punches when asked at a NASCAR event last week about Patrick's signing with JR Motorsports to run selected Nationwide races in 2010.

More at: Globe Drive

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