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NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES

MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Sunday, August 20, 2006 on TNT

NASCAR Nextel Cup Driver Kyle Petty at ABC Warehouse

PHOTO BY JASON RZUCIDLO / AMERICAJR.com

Kyle Petty makes an appearance at the ABC Warehouse location in Southgate, MI.

by Jason Rzucidlo
americajr@americajr.com

SOUTHGATE, MI. NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Kyle Petty made an appearance at ABC Warehouse in Southgate to meet his fans and sign autographs. He will race in the GFS Marketplace 400 at Michigan International Speedway this weekend.

Kyle Petty began racing in the Winston Cup series at the age of 19 years old back in 1979. He has won 8 races and has started from the pole in 8 races throughout his career. He has accomplished 51 top-five finishes and 170 top-ten finishes. Currently, Petty drives the #45 Wells Fargo Dodge in the NASCAR Nextel Cup series. He is the son of "The King," Richard Petty.

Kyle had several career choices when he was young. He was offered scholarships to play baseball and basketball. In addition, a Nashville recording company wanted him to be a country music singer. He turned those opportunities down to become a race car driver.

In 1979, K. Petty raced in the ARCA Daytona 200. It was his first race ever and he won it. Later that year, he made his debut in the NASCAR Winston Cup series. It was at Talladega Superspeedway and he finished 9th. In 1981, he raced in the Cup series full time. He ended up 12th in points standings that year.

Kyle's first NASCAR Cup series victory came in 1986. It was at Richmond International Speedway. He also won another Cup series race in 1987. In 1992 and 1993, Kyle Petty finished the season in 5th place. Those were his best years of his career.

Petty is known best for his community giving. He started the Victory Junction Gang. It is a charity for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. The organization is in honor of his son, Adam who has passed away. Petty believes that children should not worry about being different and should be able to go to summer camp and make memories while there.

Good luck to Kyle Petty this weekend at MIS!

 


PHOTO BY JASON RZUCIDLO / AMERICAJR.com

99.5 WYCD welcomes Kyle Petty to ABC Warehouse in Southgate.

 

PHOTO BY JASON RZUCIDLO / AMERICAJR.com

Here you can register to win NASCAR racing memorabilia.

 

PHOTO BY JASON RZUCIDLO / AMERICAJR.com

This is an in store sign featuring Kyle Petty and Brawny paper towel.

 

PHOTO BY JASON RZUCIDLO / AMERICAJR.com

Race Fans are welcomed to this ABC Warehouse on Eureka in Southgate.

 

 

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