Danica Patrick responds to Richard Petty criticism


Richard Petty had his say about Danica Patrick.  

Now Danica has a few words of her own for the seven-time NASCAR driving champ.

Petty said last week can only win a Sprint Cup race "if everybody else stayed home."

Patrick responded at the Daytona 500 media day. "As I said the last time somebody said something that was not so positive for me, it spawns so many positive articles. I love the conversation that it creates in sport, and across the board it makes sports interesting. It makes life interesting when people have different perspectives, and that's fine with me."

Petty also said Patrick gets attention because she's a woman, but added that is good publicity for NASCAR.

The Daytona 500 takes place February 23.