Petty unsure if Sunday drive is last with his team

Nov 8, 2008 Full story: msn.foxsports.com 28

He has no idea if it's the last start of his career. Petty isn't in the long-term plans at Petty Enterprises, which is trying to rebuild its slumping program around Bobby Labonte and Chad McCumbee while also ...

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“I am who I am”

Since: Nov 07

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#1 Nov 8, 2008
This is just sad. I hate to hear it. I know he hasn't been racing well for sometime but it still sucks.

Since: Mar 08

Greenfield, IN

#2 Nov 8, 2008
It is sad but at least he can admit they need a change. He might try Alms right? He might enjoy it!
TB Chief

Decatur, IL

#3 Nov 8, 2008
Kyle needs to quit. Let's face it, he sucks and you don't want a guy that sucks driving your car when you are trying to rebuild. Maybe he can cut his hair and get a TV job. He needs to cut his hair anyway, the 70s are long gone and he looks like an idiot to have hair like that at his age. I guess he just sucks period.

Since: Mar 08

Greenfield, IN

#4 Nov 8, 2008
I hate his hair too. Maybe Patty likes it? That's his wives name right?

“Kyle get it together! ”

Since: Oct 08

Carlsville

#5 Nov 8, 2008
Geesh TB Tell us how you really feel. LOL. I think it will be a sad day when the pettys leave nascar
CND BILL FAN

Woodstock, Canada

#6 Nov 8, 2008
TB Chief wrote:
Kyle needs to quit. Let's face it, he sucks and you don't want a guy that sucks driving your car when you are trying to rebuild. Maybe he can cut his hair and get a TV job. He needs to cut his hair anyway, the 70s are long gone and he looks like an idiot to have hair like that at his age. I guess he just sucks period.
I suppose you think all his efforts put into The Victory Junction gang suck too.
Petty Enterprises as a whole has not been up to par for years. Where has Bobby Labonte been this year or last? I suppose he sucks too.
If the guy wants long hair, who cares? The length of his hair doesn't mean shit when it comes to driving talent.
The problem is the team, not the driver. I'm sure the results would be no different with a clean cut Jeffie or Jimmie behind the wheel.

“Kyle get it together! ”

Since: Oct 08

Carlsville

#7 Nov 8, 2008
Amen!!

Since: Mar 08

Greenfield, IN

#8 Nov 8, 2008
99 Lisa 18 wrote:
Geesh TB Tell us how you really feel. LOL. I think it will be a sad day when the pettys leave nascar
Lisa it's sad when the drivers aren't competitive and just keep racing. I love AJ Foyt but he needed out long before he quit. There would have been another Petty if not for Adams death but look at what has happened since then with Victory Junction and all.

Since: Mar 08

Greenfield, IN

#9 Nov 8, 2008
Oh Lord here we go. I'm over and off this thread.
TB Chief

Decatur, IL

#10 Nov 8, 2008
CND BILL FAN wrote:
<quoted text>
I suppose you think all his efforts put into The Victory Junction gang suck too.
Petty Enterprises as a whole has not been up to par for years. Where has Bobby Labonte been this year or last? I suppose he sucks too.
If the guy wants long hair, who cares? The length of his hair doesn't mean shit when it comes to driving talent.
The problem is the team, not the driver. I'm sure the results would be no different with a clean cut Jeffie or Jimmie behind the wheel.
chill out dude! i am just having a little fun. I do think he has stayed around too long though. I really do respect the pettys for the charity work they do with Victory junction but that does not change the fact that he needs to get out of the race car. Hey, we all get older. Hell, I can't do the things the way i did ten years ago either, It is nothing to be ashamed of. i am not going to take on a twenty year old in basketball now days and he shouldn't be competing with the young studs either.

“Kyle get it together! ”

Since: Oct 08

Carlsville

#11 Nov 8, 2008
LGR wrote:
<quoted text>Lisa it's sad when the drivers aren't competitive and just keep racing. I love AJ Foyt but he needed out long before he quit. There would have been another Petty if not for Adams death but look at what has happened since then with Victory Junction and all.
That's true.

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#12 Nov 8, 2008
I don't overly mind his hair. It looks as though he keeps it clean. Though I can say he has terrible split ends as you can see them in his photos from the side.
The fact is though he's not producing any consistency. Well poor finishes. Which really sucks. I absolutely hate the fact there won't be a Petty on the track. I certainly hope he stays with the team in some capacity. Life changes and people change. Nothing to be done for it!
Rusty Sux

United States

#13 Nov 8, 2008
Patti has this to say about the situation.

“They haven’t wanted Kyle in the car the last three years. They want a young driver.” She went on to say,“They told him at Watkins Glen -- right when he was standing there in his driver’s suit -- that they didn’t want him in the car”
__________

That’s doggone harsh, especially when “they” were a family run operation until this year, when a private equity firm took over majority ownership.
Rusty Sux

United States

#14 Nov 8, 2008
lilbit88 wrote:
I don't overly mind his hair. It looks as though he keeps it clean. Though I can say he has terrible split ends as you can see them in his photos from the side.
The fact is though he's not producing any consistency. Well poor finishes. Which really sucks. I absolutely hate the fact there won't be a Petty on the track. I certainly hope he stays with the team in some capacity. Life changes and people change. Nothing to be done for it!
I wouldn't touch that rat nest.

Since: Mar 08

Greenfield, IN

#15 Nov 8, 2008
lilbit88 wrote:
I don't overly mind his hair. It looks as though he keeps it clean. Though I can say he has terrible split ends as you can see them in his photos from the side.
The fact is though he's not producing any consistency. Well poor finishes. Which really sucks. I absolutely hate the fact there won't be a Petty on the track. I certainly hope he stays with the team in some capacity. Life changes and people change. Nothing to be done for it!
Split ends, lol! I think he has wavy hair. My ex let his hair grow one time real long when we got back together the hair had to go! I feel sorry for him now. That other poster made it sound like Patty or Patti however you spell it was hurt. That sucks! If he does the ALMS he could end up being successful in it? There's a lot of good drivers in that league. Bryan Herta for one.

“I am who I am”

Since: Nov 07

I don't need your permission!

#16 Nov 8, 2008
LGR wrote:
<quoted text>Split ends, lol! I think he has wavy hair. My ex let his hair grow one time real long when we got back together the hair had to go! I feel sorry for him now. That other poster made it sound like Patty or Patti however you spell it was hurt. That sucks! If he does the ALMS he could end up being successful in it? There's a lot of good drivers in that league. Bryan Herta for one.
Hairdresser by trade. Tax preparer/ bookkeeper later. lol
MISSU3

Fort Worth, TX

#17 Nov 8, 2008
I think Kyle has had that long hair FOREVER. I remember pictures of a young Kyle with a mullet and I think he just let it go from there. Richard has naturally curly hair and looks like Kyle has too.

The Pettys have given so much to the sport and I know they're just trying to survive now, but it's pretty harsh to have your partners kick your son to the curb. Kyle was good in the booth and all the great work he does with the camp should keep him busy for years to come.

Since: Aug 07

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#18 Nov 8, 2008
lilbit88 wrote:
This is just sad. I hate to hear it. I know he hasn't been racing well for sometime but it still sucks.
I know, but I am sure he will still do tradin paint or whatever show he does, lol. How are you doing?

“I am who I am”

Since: Nov 07

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#19 Nov 8, 2008
Angii wrote:
<quoted text>I know, but I am sure he will still do tradin paint or whatever show he does, lol. How are you doing?
Doing well, and yourself?
Find a place yet?
Take Care
CND BILL FAN

Woodstock, Canada

#20 Nov 9, 2008
TB Chief wrote:
<quoted text>chill out dude! i am just having a little fun. I do think he has stayed around too long though. I really do respect the pettys for the charity work they do with Victory junction but that does not change the fact that he needs to get out of the race car. Hey, we all get older. Hell, I can't do the things the way i did ten years ago either, It is nothing to be ashamed of. i am not going to take on a twenty year old in basketball now days and he shouldn't be competing with the young studs either.
A few of these so called young studs are actually duds. The sponsors love them because they think that the young studs will help the sponsors sell their shit. The problem is some of these cocky little f.... can't drive worth shit. I think with the downturn in the U.S. and world economies that some of these coperations may be cutting out some sponsor ship dollars. They may also want to spend a little on some aging, highly visible, nascar driver as opposed to the next coming of Jeffie G.

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