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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty no longer with team

Tue, 09 Dec 2008 06:48:51 -0800

Joe Menzer, of NASCAR.com, reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty said Monday, Dec. 8, that he is no longer a part of the team. "I don't work for Petty Enterprises," Kyle Petty said. "When they did their deal and sold to Boston Ventures, Chad [McCumbee] was going to drive the second car and Bobby [Labonte] was going to drive the first car; they pretty much let me know there wasn't a place for me there going into '09. My deal runs out at the end of the year, but I don't go over there [to the shop in Mooresville, N.C.] because I don't work there."

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Petty Enterprises | Petty finishes 39th at Phoenix

Mon, 10 Nov 2008 07:20:57 -0800

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty finished 39th in the Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, Nov. 9.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty to start 35th at Phoenix

Fri, 07 Nov 2008 17:02:36 -0800

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty will start 35th in the Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, Nov. 9.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty may not have ride in 2009

Thu, 30 Oct 2008 07:53:44 -0700

Pete Pistone, of CBSSports.com, reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty may not have a ride in the 2009 Sprint Cup Series as the team will go with drivers Bobby Labonte and Chad McCumbee. However, Petty could be thinking of joining the Grand American Sports Car Series next season.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty to race at Phoenix

Thu, 09 Oct 2008 10:02:43 -0700

Kurt Knapek, of The Sun News, reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty will race the No. 45 car at Phoenix International Raceway Nov. 9. The remaining races in the 2008 season will be taken by driver Chad McCumbee.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty finishes 41st at Kansas

Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:49:40 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty finished 41st in the Camping World RV 400 at Kansas Speedway Sunday, Sept. 28.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty to start 23rd at Kansas

Fri, 26 Sep 2008 15:18:59 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty will start 23rd in the Camping World RV 400 at Kansas Speedway Sunday, Sept. 28.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty finishes 40th at Dover

Mon, 22 Sep 2008 11:43:08 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty finished 40th in the Camping World RV presented by AAA at Dover International Speedway Sunday, Sept. 21.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty to start 38th at Dover

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 15:30:42 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty will start 38th in the Camping World RV 400 presented by AAA Sunday, Sept. 21, at Dover International Speedway.

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Petty Enterprises | Considering a third car for Petty next year

Wed, 17 Sep 2008 10:50:10 -0700

Rea White, of SceneDaily.com, reports Robbie Loomis, executive vice president of race operations for Petty Enterprises, is considering running driver Kyle Petty in a third car for a limited number of NASCAR Sprint Cup races next season. Petty currently drives the No. 45 car full time. The possible move next season would rely 100 percent on sponsors, according to Loomis.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty to race at Dover

Tue, 16 Sep 2008 11:20:44 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty will drive the No. 45 car in the Camping World RV 400 at Dover International Speedway Sunday, Sept. 21, the second race in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty finishes 24th at Richmond

Mon, 08 Sep 2008 11:43:55 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty finished 24th in the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway Sunday, Sept. 7.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty finishes 31st at Bristol

Mon, 25 Aug 2008 11:40:49 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty finished 31st in the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday, Aug. 23.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty to start 29th at Bristol

Fri, 22 Aug 2008 15:17:29 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty will start 29th for the Sharpie 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday, Aug. 23.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty to race at Bristol

Thu, 21 Aug 2008 11:16:15 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty will return to the wheel of the No. 45 Dodge for the Sharpie 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday, Aug. 23. It will be the first time Petty has driven the No. 45 car since the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in May.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty to start in Row 20

Fri, 08 Aug 2008 13:24:36 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty will start the Centurion Boats at The Glen in Row 20.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty to drive No. 45 at Watkins Glen

Wed, 30 Jul 2008 08:53:42 -0700

The Associated Press reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty will drive the team's No. 45 car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen next week.

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Petty Enterprises | T. Labonte to drive No. 45 car

Tue, 08 Jul 2008 10:28:38 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Terry Labonte will drive the team's No. 45 car in the LifeLock.com 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. Labonte is driving the car while driver Kyle Petty works as a broadcaster.

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Petty Enterprises | Team announces selling of company

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 10:36:53 -0700

Updating a previous report, Petty Enterprises announced Wednesday, June 11, that Boston Ventures made an investment in the company. David Zucker was named the chief executive officer replacing driver Kyle Petty.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty named Father of the Year

Thu, 29 May 2008 10:51:43 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty was named the Father of the Year by the National Father's Day Council and the American Diabetes Association.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty finishes 36th in Coca-Cola 600

Tue, 27 May 2008 10:36:43 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty finished 36th in the Coca-Cola 600.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty will start Coca-Cola 600 in Row 18

Fri, 23 May 2008 10:59:40 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty will start the Coca-Cola 600 in Row 18 after finishing 36th in qualifying Thursday, May 22.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty finishes 15th in Sprint Showdown

Mon, 19 May 2008 11:05:19 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty finished 15th in the NASCAR Sprint Showdown.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty qualifies 22nd for Sprint Showdown

Fri, 16 May 2008 16:40:48 -0700

FOXSports.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty qualified 22nd for the NASCAR Sprint Showdown.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty finishes 41st in Dodge Challenger 500

Mon, 12 May 2008 10:49:08 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty finished 41st in the Dodge Challenger 500.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty to start in Row 18

Fri, 09 May 2008 16:27:48 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty will start the Dodge Challenger 500 in Row 18.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty second among active drivers at Darlington

Tue, 06 May 2008 11:49:48 -0700

Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty has the second most career starts at Darlington Raceway among active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers. Wood Brothers/JTG Racing driver Bill Elliott is the active leader.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty has five top-10 finishes at Darlington

Tue, 06 May 2008 11:43:25 -0700

Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty has five top-10 finishes in 50 career starts at Darlington Raceway. Petty had a best finish of sixth in 1991 and has finished the race in a higher position then where he started in 36 of his 50 attempts. He has an average finish of 22.3.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty finishes 27th

Mon, 05 May 2008 10:36:31 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty finished 27th in the Dan Lowry 400.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty finishes 32nd in Aaron's 499

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 10:47:20 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty finished 32nd in the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

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Petty Enterprises | S. Cooper named crew chief

Tue, 08 Apr 2008 14:12:34 -0700

Petty Enterprises engineer Stewart Cooper has been named the crew chief for Kyle Petty in the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Former crew chief Billy Wilburn is now leading the test team.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty will miss race at Dover

Fri, 04 Apr 2008 15:47:57 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty said Friday, April 4, at Texas Motor Speedway that he will miss the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway June 1 to attend his daughter's wedding. Petty is also skipping six other Sprint Cup races this season because he will be serving as an analyst on TNT's race broadcasts and is not competing in the Samsung 500 Sunday, April 6.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty willing to switch teams

Fri, 04 Apr 2008 14:15:01 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty said he would consider driving for another team if there is not a place for him at Petty Enterprises. "Even though you think I make a living running my mouth, I try to make a living driving," he said. "And if there's no place for me here, then you'd have to go someplace else."

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NASCAR | Qualifying may be cancelled due to rain

Fri, 28 Mar 2008 10:25:17 -0700

Bob Pockrass, of SceneDaily.com, reports there is a possibility of rain canceling the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying scheduled for Friday, March 28, even though rain isn't expected until after the afternoon qualifying session. The National Weather Service reports there is a 60 percent chance of rain after 8 p.m. Qualifying is scheduled for 3:40 p.m. EDT. Drivers outside the top 35 in owner's points that would qualify are Jamie McMurray, Bill Elliott, Dave Blaney, Dario Franchitti, Aric Almirola, Kyle Petty, Joe Nemechek and Ken Schrader. There are 47 team's entered to compete in the Goody's Cool Orange 500, which means four will not qualify. Drivers that would miss the race are Mike Skinner, John Andretti, Patrick Carpentier and Tony Raines, if qualifying was cancelled. The forecast is clear for race day.

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Petty Enterprises | Route for K. Petty charity ride announced

Wed, 26 Mar 2008 12:44:02 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports officials with the Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America have announced the route for the 14th annual ride led by the Petty Enterprises driver. The 2008 charity ride will start July 13 in Traverse City, Mich., and will include overnight stops in Elkhart Lake, Wis., Lombard, Ill., Lexington, Ky., White Sulfur Springs, W. Va., Charlotte, N.C., and Peachtree City, Ga., before ending in Savannah, Ga. The ride will stop in Victory Junction Gang Camp July 17 in Randleman, N.C., during a camp session to meet campers and allow people to tour the facility, which was founded by Petty and his wife, Pattie. Money raised from the 2007 event is allowing 80 children with life-threatening illnesses to attend the camp for free for the five-day session. In 14 years, the ride has raised upwards of $10.5 million for children's charities and has had 5,700 participants. Last years donations reached $64,000.

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Petty Enterprises | Team not swapping points

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 15:11:06 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Petty Enterprises officials said they are not going to swap points between drivers Kyle Petty and Bobby Labonte, which means Petty will have to qualify for the race Sunday, March 30, at Martinsville Speedway. Petty is outside the top 35 in owner's points this season and Labonte could use a past champions provisional but the team decided to not swap points.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty finishes 28th in Food City 500

Mon, 17 Mar 2008 11:38:26 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty finished 28th in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, March 16.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty will start Ford City 500 in Row 18

Fri, 14 Mar 2008 16:19:19 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty will start the Food City 500 in Row 18.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty currently 40th in owner's points

Tue, 11 Mar 2008 12:45:31 -0700

Rea White, of SceneDaily.com, reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty is currently in 40th place in the owner's points standings and 81 points behind the cutoff.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty finishes 41st in Kobalt Tools 500

Mon, 10 Mar 2008 13:16:39 -0700

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty finished 41st in the Kobalt Tools 500 Sunday, March 9.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty finishes 32nd in UAW-Dodge 400

Mon, 03 Mar 2008 10:23:36 -0800

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty finished 32nd in the UAW-Dodge 400.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty finishes 38th in Auto Club 500

Mon, 25 Feb 2008 17:12:13 -0800

Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty finished 38th in the Auto Club 500 Monday, Feb. 25.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty's experience could come in handy

Sat, 23 Feb 2008 09:07:06 -0800

Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty will be sporting the Wells Fargo colors on his No. 45 Dodge for a second consecutive week Sunday, Feb. 24. He starts at the No. 35 spot in the Auto Club 500. With less practice time to fine-tune the setup of his car due to rains, Petty's experience is considered a plus. He has competed in every Sprint Cup race held at the ACS. Petty noted he was happy with the way his car drove during the test session. He said races there always come down to having "enough motor" to come off the flat corners and get down the straights, which he noted wasn't an issue during testing.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty will start the Auto Club 500 in Row 18

Fri, 22 Feb 2008 17:53:17 -0800

Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty will start the Auto Club 500 Sunday, Feb. 24, in Row 18.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty finishes 34th in Daytona 500

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 10:26:04 -0800

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty finished 34th in the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 17, after starting 39th.

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Petty Enterprises | Petty will start Daytona 500 in Row 20

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:49:05 -0800

Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty will start the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 17, in Row 20.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty finishes 49th in qualifying for Daytona 500

Sun, 10 Feb 2008 15:31:28 -0800

NASCAR.com reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty finished 49th in qualifying for the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 17.

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Petty Enterprises | K. Petty says there are no more sports only businesses

Thu, 07 Feb 2008 12:57:43 -0800

Jeff Gluck, of SceneDaily.com, reports Petty Enterprises driver Kyle Petty said during the NASCAR media day at Daytona International Speedway Thursday, Feb. 7, that there are no more sports only businesses. "Basketball is business, football is business, baseball is business, everything is business," said Petty. "... It's all about putting butts in the Seats. It's all about generating income. It's all about business." He said when his grandfather, Lee Petty, used to race it was 90 percent sport and 10 percent business comparing it to playing pick up games in your front yard. He also said NASCAR nowadays is 90-95 percent business. Petty stated that NASCAR may be losing fans and needs to work on the on-track product. He also mentioned criticizing the sport of NASCAR will not do it any justice. "Hey, man, it's 2008," he said. "We're all sitting here with big sponsors, the 50th running of the Daytona 500, it's all positive. I don't think we need to be looking back. We need to be looking forward to the next 50 years of what the Daytona 500 will be and where the sport will go. And that model is going to change, but if we keep reaching back, we're going to keep being negative about it. We have to reach forward and be positive about it."

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