NASCAR driver Danica Patrick has said that she is not worried about the comments made by David Gilliland, when he said that Danica should just “shut up and race.” Patrick, though, has said that it is she who is extremely angry with the way Gilliland drove in the recent race. She said that Gilliland was extremely aggressive in the recent Sprint cup series. Speaking ahead of the next cup race, Danica said that Gilliland is unlike any other NASCAR driver she has encountered in the past because he is too aggressive.
She has said that she has never seen Gilliland move over for someone. The attention that Gilliland has been receiving from the media and other NASCAR drivers is what irritates Danica right now. It was Patrick who first came to the war of words with the criticism against Gilliland, who responded by sending out a statement along with the four words through his spokesman. This is the first full season in NASCAR for Danica Patrick. She is currently 25th in the table after having taken part in eight races. Gilliland, meanwhile, is a couple of places below Danica in the 33rd position.
Patrick also failed to comment about any speculation on her personal life, as she recently got divorced from her husband Paul Hospenthal.
“I don’t think he races me like everyone else. I watched him move over and let someone by so, no, I don’t think he does. And that is what makes me mad. He is just getting more attention for this than he deserves,” said Danica Patrick ahead of the next race. He was speaking at the Richmond International Raceway. It is learnt that she is currently going out with cup driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr, who is six years younger than Danica. Ricky is also a rookie in the sport.