NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty does not believe Danica Patrick will win a Sprint Cup race.

Petty was asked by a reporter if Patrick could win on the circuit while speaking at the Canadian Motorsports Expo on Sunday.

"If everybody else stayed home," Petty said. "If she'd have been a male, nobody would ever know if she'd showed up at a race track.

"This is a female deal that's driving her. There's nothing wrong with that, because that's good PR for me. More fans come out, people are more interested in it. She has helped to draw attention to the sports, which helps everybody in the sport."

Patrick finished 27th in the Sprint Cup standings in her rookie season last year. She drove the No. 10 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing.


---Syracuse remained the unanimous No. 1-ranked team in the Associated Press top 25 poll for the second straight week. The poll was released Monday.

Also, Southern Methodist moved into the top 25 for the first time since 1985. The Mustangs are No. 23.

---The University of Toledo announced that it suspended junior guard/forward Justin Drummond for Wednesday's game against Ohio after he was charged with DUI on Saturday night.

"Although I remain 100 percent supportive of Justin, our players are held to high standards and when they do not live up to those they face consequences," coach Ted Kowalcyzk said in a statement released by the school. "As a result, Justin will not play in Wednesday's game vs. Ohio."

Drummond, 21, leads Toledo (20-3, 8-2 Mid-American Conference) in scoring at 14.6 points per game.


---Two current Tennessee players were arrested and seven others were cited for alcohol-related offenses at a party over the weekend, the Associated Press reported.

Linebacker A.J. Johnson was arrested for purchasing alcohol for a person underage and resisting arrest, and defensive tackle Danny O'Brien was arrested for criminal impersonation, resisting arrest and underage consumption of alcohol.

Others cited for providing alcohol to underage people were linebackers Jakob Johnson, Curt Maggitt and Jalen Reeves-Maybin. Cited for underage consumption were offensive lineman Dontavius Blair, defensive lineman Malik Brown, cornerback Justin Coleman and defensive end Dimarya Mixon.

It has yet to be determined what, if any, punishment the players will face.