Richard Petty’s challenge to race Danica Patrick is still on the table.
But there’s now a caveat, Petty told The Tennessean newspaper during an appearance in suburban Nashville on Monday.
“When she wins 200 races we’re going to have a race,” said Petty, who holds NASCAR’s all-time wins record with 200 victories of his own.
Obviously, The King wasn’t overly impressed with Patrick’s career-best seventh-place finish at Kansas nearly two weeks ago.
“So far I haven’t been proven wrong,” Petty told The Tennessean about Patrick’s development as a Sprint Cup driver.
During an appearance at an auto performance show in Canada in mid-January, Petty began what became a war of words with Patrick and her team co-owner, Tony Stewart, saying the only way Patrick would ever win a Sprint Cup race was “If everybody else stayed home.”
Stewart offered to provide cars for a race with Patrick, who eventually said she’d be up to the task of racing Petty, who last drove a stock car competitively in 1992.
There’s been no comment from the Patrick camp on Petty’s latest salvo.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.
As it has done so for four decades, the 40th annual Dakar Rally – the most grueling test of man and machine anywhere – produced a number of surprise finishes and also several disappointments for drivers or riders who were expected to do well in the nearly 5,600-mile trek that began in Peru and continued through Bolivia and ending in Argentina.
NBCSN has aired highlights from all 14 stages (actually 13, because one stage was completely rained out) during the Rally’s two-week run, which concluded Saturday.
Here’s some of the “best of” highlights from the overall Rally highlights, followed by a quick guide that gives you wrapups to all 14 stages.
So, without further adieu, here’s NBCSN’s “best of” the 2018 Dakar Rally:
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of cars
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of bikes
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of trucks
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of quads
Lastly, here’s a day-by-day wrapup of how the Rally played out.
MORE: Dakar Rally daily stages schedule, NBCSN broadcast schedule, list of all competitors.
MORE: Stage 14 overall Rally wrapup
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MORE: Stage 10 wrapup
MORE: Stage 9 cancelled due to weather, impassible course conditions
MORE: Stage 8 wrapup
MORE: Stage 7 wrapup
MORE: Stage 6 wrapup
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MORE: Stage 4 wrapup
MORE: Stage 3 wrapup
MORE: Stage 2 wrapup
MORE: Stage 1 wrapup