Kyle Petty stunned by firing of Marli...

Kyle Petty stunned by firing of Marlin, Nemechek

There are 25 comments on the USA Today story from Jul 21, 2007, titled Kyle Petty stunned by firing of Marlin, Nemechek. In it, USA Today reports that:

“It seems like the sponsors dictate who they want, even when I was still racing it was just starting to come into play”

Leading a parade of more than 200 motorcycles for a week can put a person out of touch with racing, and that was the case for NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Kyle Petty on Friday. via USA Today

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NY sterling fan

New York, NY

#26 Aug 15, 2007
Jr Burton Fan wrote:
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It's a nice thought, but i know Sterlin is still working out his mess with Ginn, so i'd be suprised, but i'd love to see it. But if they did need a replacement and they couldnt get Sterlin for some odd reason, i could see them goin with Chad McCumbee, but last i heard, Kyle was still goin to be in the car.
you were right, they went with McCumbee, but I hear marlin has a ride for bristol in the #78 car
NY sterling fan

New York, NY

#28 Aug 15, 2007
Jr Burton Fan wrote:
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Yea, i heard that too, but ill be honest i'd just rather see him retire than drive crap. The 78 car just isnt that good and there's a reason why Kenny Wallace left that ride. Same goes for Jarrett and Ward Burton, if there not running up front and running for the win and being competitive, then i just rather see them not out there at all.
I agree, I wish he could get a better ride.


#29 Aug 16, 2007
I would like everyone at nascar to know that Joe Nemechek fans on have approved a new idea from Joe Nemechek and the 08
team. Joe fans are now currently able to donate money to sponsor the
car. The car will have a paint scheme for the Joe fans. Please visit for more details where Alan Duke from the 08 team is
organizing this great event. Please help and spread the news!!!
Still a Sterling Fan

North Pole, AK

#30 Aug 17, 2007
After Gordon, Stewart, and Earnhardt, there really aren't many marketable drivers in NASCAR. They're interchangeable parts, especially with NASCAR cracking on anyone who says or does anything that might indicate the driver actually has a personality. Just because a driver might have some loyal fans doesn't mean the other TV viewers who see the guy in an ad are going to buy product or think more positively about the brand just because some NASCAR driver is pitching stuff. I mean, really, do you think the average person could pick any of the other drivers out of a lineup? I doubt it. So who cares if Sterling is a product pitch man? If he can get your car in the top 10 regularly, the announcers will be saying the sponsor's name repeatedly, which is where the marketing really pays off. No one interviews the driver of the 30th place car, unless he's Dale or Tony or Jeff and he had a wreck. Sterling hasn't been the same driver since he broke his neck. He should get with a Busch team and run part time like Mark Martin, then head on down the road to enjoy life.

“Always Proud Of Sterling”

Since: Jan 07


#32 Aug 25, 2007
I don't think I've ever quite read such a negative thread. Whatever happened to just being a driver's fan???1686

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