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Kyle and Richard Petty: From A Family Operation to 75 Years Of NASCAR Legacy | Dale Jr. Download

Kyle and Richard Petty: From A Family Operation to 75 Years Of NASCAR Legacy | Dale Jr. Download

Dale Earnhardt Jr. sits down with NASCAR royalty as Richard and Kyle Petty join this week’s episode of the Download. As part of the Petty Family’s 75 Years in Racing anniversary celebration, the guys wanted to stop by the studio and share some chapters of their legacy in the sport. The conversation starts with family patriarch Lee, who was entered in the very first NASCAR Cup race held on June 19th, 1949. The family operation steadily grew through the 1950s, with Lee amassing scores of victories along with three championships and Richard joining the driving ranks in 1958. All of this came to a screeching halt though as a result of Lee’s harrowing crash at Daytona in 1961, which left Petty Enterprises with virtually nothing. The chat also covers what era of stock cars Richard and Kyle liked driving the most, and what it was like having Earnhardt family patriarch Ralph race for the team in 1957. The guys bring up one of Richard’s early run-ins with Dale Earnhardt Sr. at Martinsville in 1980, where the King had to give a young Intimidator a stern talking to. Listeners get some insight into what they can find at the Petty Museum and how the family held on to decades' worth of “junk” because of the historic and sentimental value tied to it. They also discuss Kyle’s upbringing as a child, him working at the shop and his entry into racing. He explains that his relationship with Richard has come full-circle from the time he was young, and now they are closer than ever. Follow Dirty Mo Media Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: TikTok: All About Dirty Mo Media:
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Two-time Daytona 500 champion and winner of 15 consecutive NASCAR Most Popular Driver awards… Winner of two NASCAR Xfinity Series championships as a driver and five as a team owner… Recognized still as one of America’s most beloved sports figures... New York Times best-selling author, most recently for his 2018 book Racing To The Finish… Currently an analyst for NBC Sports’ NASCAR coverage.

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Andrew Kurland

Andrew Kurland first started working in the NASCAR garages at 12 years old as a reporter for NASCAR’s kid programming. As an on-air correspondent, Kurland has interacted with a variety of drivers and personalities throughout the sport. Over the years he has appeared on NASCAR on NBC, Fox Sports 1, and as part of the Kids Drive NASCAR platform. He also served as a sports anchor for Arizona PBS’ nightly programming


Carla Metts Gebhart

Currently working at FOX Charlotte, WJZY-TV as the Sports Director and an Anchor. She previously worked for NASCAR and Midcos Sports Network as a producer and reporter in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


Casey Boat

A marketing professional in the NASCAR industry. Married to Chad Boat, a professional stock car and sprint car racer who -owns Trucker Boat Motorsports. A native of Miami, Florida and alumnus of UNC Charlotte.

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