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Petty: Danica drama doesn't belong

Updated: February 16, 2013, 11:58 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Richard Petty shook his head at how Danica Patrick's dating fellow Sprint Cup rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has dominated the headlines from Daytona International Speedway.

"We as a group come down here to race," the Hall of Fame driver told me Saturday as we stood outside the No. 43 hauler he made famous. "This should be on the social page, not the dadgum sports page.

"It takes away from the racing deal, the stars that really bring the people ...

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