Remembering "Mrs. Lynda" Petty
Lynda Petty, who died Tuesday, was known in the racing world as the First Lady of NASCAR, but also called the “First Lady of Randolph County.” She had battled cancer for the past several years and died peacefully at her Level Cross home, surrounded by her family. She was a mother, a grandmother, community volunteer and member of the Randolph County Board of Education. Richard Petty Motorsports, in announcing Lynda Petty’s death late Tuesday afternoon, said, “Affectionately known as ‘Mrs. Lynda’ to so many, Lynda Petty set a standard for being a loving, supportive and, when needed, an authoritative wife and mother. She also set the benchmark for being a leader in her local community while raising a family in the fast-growing sport of stock car racing.” Two weeks ago, at the opening of the Richard Petty Museum at its original location, one of the cars unveiled was the inspiration for the role of Mrs. The King in the movie “Cars.” It’s the station wagon that Lynda Petty and the children used to follow Richard Petty and his team to the race tracks.
Here is a picture of she and Richard after their recording session for the movie "Cars". She was the voice of the car married to the car voiced by Richard Petty.
Brad K. Only The Latest To Tame Bristol In The ‘2’
Brad Keselowski has won two of the last five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway, which should surprise absolutely no one.
Even if it doesn’t seem immediately apparent, a closer look at statistical history shows he’s an heir to this slice of success.
It’s all about the No. 2 – plus a trio of top-rung drivers who through the years have combined to give Team Penske a total of 10 victories at the historic .533-mile oval with three different manufacturers – Pontiac, Dodge and Ford.
Rusty Wallace racked up seven BMS wins in the No. 2. And he had two other Bristol wins before that, driving for owner Raymond Beadle.
Kurt Busch added an eighth Bristol win for Penske’s No. 2, that coming after four victories driving for Jack Roush.
Wendell Scott Commemorative Decal Placed On Cars In Phoenix
Since 2010, NASCAR has designated the first race weekend in March as a time to commemorate Wendell Scott’s first career start. Scott is the only African- American driver to win a Grand National (now Sprint Cup) Series event in NASCAR history.
Cars in all four NASCAR series competing at Phoenix International Raceway (NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series) sported a commemorative decal.