Five years of racing, two years of Sprint Cup Racing, Danica Patrick has had some criticism along the way. Richard Petty had some comments to say “ the only way she would win a race is if everyone stayed home.” Following that Petty’s son had some comments to say that he believes she will never be considered a racecar driver in his eyes. Patrick has said that the comments directed towards her haven’t affected her in a negative way, that her team and her driving is what she has to focus on now. I understand where Petty is coming from, Patrick is just a pretty face for NASCAR and that’s how people’s perspective of her is. Patrick hasn’t had the experience that everyone else has and that is a fault of her, she needs to go back to the IRL take the experience that she has had from Sprint Cups and learn from it. Show people that she isn’t just a girl who wanted to go from the things she modeled for to the girl who races them. She wants people to be supportive when she’s given them nothing to go off of, and coming back with experience will be what gets her to the top.