Is Danica Patrick Trolling Richard Petty With New Blue Paint Scheme? (Video, Photos)

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Danica Patrick’s NASCAR ride received a makeover Tuesday, complete with a new sponsor and (possibly) some shade thrown toward a well-known critic.

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That’s quite a switch from the neon green and orange that Patrick sported under longtime sponsor GoDaddy, although we’ve seen that shade of light blue in NASCAR before.

In fact, it looks eerily similar to stock-car legend Richard Petty’s early rides …

Richard Petty's 1969 Ford Torino

… and not far off his iconic STP No. 43 car, save the red trim.

Richard Petty's iconic No. 43 STP car

Petty, you’ll remember, doesn’t think much of Patrick’s driving skills. He’d love to race her, but with their almost-identical paint schemes, it might be hard to tell who’s whom.

Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@NASCAR

Inside photos via Reddit and Pinterest

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