A Petty Revival in NASCAR?

Full story: KFMB-TV San Diego

Petty Enterprises might be on the verge of a turnaround. Kyle Petty had the third-fastest lap Saturday in the opening practice for the Daytona 500 and new teammate Bobby Labonte wasn't far behind.
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Angie

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Feb 13, 2006
 
Would have been nice if Tony would have drafted with Bobby L. a little more than he did in the past years.. I think Bobby is where he needs to be with Petty.. He will do great this year.. Im confident!!!!!!! AWESOME JOB # 43 you belong in the front row!!!
Carllene

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Feb 14, 2006
 
What better team could you have..Car 43 Petty, loomis and Labontee....Expecting great things this year, and their off to a great start.
Jenny Draper

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#3
Feb 14, 2006
 
Bobby Labonte rocks. Your off the charts!!!!!!!
Phillip Sugg

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Feb 22, 2006
 
Kyle has been my favorite driver now for 16 years but he has lost the edge he once had when he drove the Mello Yello car. If he doesn't finish atleast in the top 15 this year he needs to retire. It would be better than to keep embarrasing himself and the Petty name.Its wonderful to start 12th at Daytona but it really boils down to where you finish.
Bigdeal0808

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Feb 24, 2006
 
Phillip Sugg wrote:
Kyle has been my favorite driver now for 16 years but he has lost the edge he once had when he drove the Mello Yello car. If he doesn't finish atleast in the top 15 this year he needs to retire. It would be better than to keep embarrasing himself and the Petty name.Its wonderful to start 12th at Daytona but it really boils down to where you finish.
I found a good video interview with The King that might intrest you
http://www.raceweekonline.com/video.asp
wonderbread

Wilmington, NC

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#6
Feb 25, 2006
 
he rules
Tom R Troy N Y

Wiscasset, ME

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Feb 25, 2006
 
Bigdeal0808 wrote:
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I found a good video interview with The King that might intrest you
http://www.raceweekonline.com/video.asp
very good clips thanks
Craig Bremerton WA

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Feb 26, 2006
 
I agree with Phillip of WV. After watching the race today I just seem to loose more and more interest with Kyle. I have followed him since his Mellow Yellow days. It seems he either can't get his car right or just gives up. He was running a great race today, but as usual once he got lapped he moves back and is content with just finishing. I think if that is the case he needs to retire and let someone run the Petty cars instead of chasing away loyal fans.
Roger Dodger

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Mar 1, 2006
 
Bobby Labonte has been my favorite driver for quite a while and it was great when he won the points championship in 2000, BUT he hasn't done anything since. What is the problem?
Kyle Petty

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Mar 20, 2006
 
Please don't give up on me, everyone. I estimate I will win 3 races this year and will take the Nextel Cup home in 2007. You just wait. My daddy says I can do it!
Sharon A Tonak

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Mar 21, 2006
 
What them guys write there not very true fans... I started with your Daddy and when you came up raceing I went with both of you..A true fan goes with the good and the bad.. And last year started a turn for the better..And I am a true blue fan of the Pettys
Patti

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Mar 21, 2006
 
Roger Dodger wrote:
Bobby Labonte has been my favorite driver for quite a while and it was great when he won the points championship in 2000, BUT he hasn't done anything since. What is the problem?
He needed a good ride and now hes got it with Petty's 43 I believe he will go some where this year
Patti

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Mar 21, 2006
 
Sharon A Tonak wrote:
What them guys write there not very true fans... I started with your Daddy and when you came up raceing I went with both of you..A true fan goes with the good and the bad.. And last year started a turn for the better..And I am a true blue fan of the Pettys
Most definitly a true fan I agree Bad or Good You hang with them
washe

Knoxville, TN

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#14
Mar 21, 2006
 
8th place, You stay wiyh it Kyle, we're pulling for you.
rebecca

Knoxville, TN

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Mar 22, 2006
 
hey, Kyle; You are THE reason we watch the races- every week we cheer you on! Hooray for the top-ten finish; it's your turn! Yee-haw, y'all!!
brindon

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#16
Mar 26, 2006
 
Great job at Bristol guys, go Petty Enterprises. You guys are why I watch racing.
jhudson

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#17
Mar 28, 2006
 
Been a Petty fan since the 50's. Its great to see a Petty car doing well....so far. I agree with some others that Kyle may need to step out for the good of the organization. I think he may if he can get 43 running good. In fact, he has said that is the Flag Ship Car of Petty Enterprises. I just hope he and Bobby, who seems to fit right in, have great years. A win or two for Kyle would be great and make this old man beleive the stars are back in place and all is well in racing!! Who is the heir apparent to the 45? I HOPE it is a young gun who can stay the course and grow Petty Enterprises back to absolute top. Babby is probably gonna win at least a couple this year. Kyle, hopefully at least one.
Angie

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Mar 28, 2006
 
Phillip Sugg wrote:
Kyle has been my favorite driver now for 16 years but he has lost the edge he once had when he drove the Mello Yello car. If he doesn't finish atleast in the top 15 this year he needs to retire. It would be better than to keep embarrasing himself and the Petty name.Its wonderful to start 12th at Daytona but it really boils down to where you finish.
Well looks like he is doing better.. and as far as giving Petty a bad name.. NEVER GONNA HAPPEN.. stick with you guy through thick and thin.. They
Dennis Fisher

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#19
Mar 29, 2006
 
Man it's great to see Bobby running good again. Now I still have to change my wardrobe from 18 to 43. It's worth it.
Sharon A Tonak

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#20
Mar 30, 2006
 
way to go petty interprise.. hang in there your on the way up.. I new you could do it.. I always had the faith...You can show the other big guys that a smaller car group can make it..keep up the good job you have started..

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