Petty to Danica: 'This is not as easy as it looks'
LAS VEGAS -- Richard Petty had signed about his 300th autograph at the SEMA Show on Wednesday when I informed him that Danica Patrick was close to a deal with JR Motorsports.
"To do what?" NASCAR's seven-time champion said.
I smiled and said, "To drive in the Nationwide Series."
Petty smiled back and replied, "Just being politically correct."
Another first for the King: being politically correct on the subject of women in NASCAR.
About 40 years ago Petty told a group ...
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