The Frontstretch: Top Ten Reasons There Will NOT Be a Petty Racing at Daytona This Weekend (First Time Since 1965!) by Jeff Meyer -- Tuesday July 3, 2007

Go to site navigation Go to article

Top Ten Reasons There Will NOT Be a Petty Racing at Daytona This Weekend (First Time Since 1965!)

Frontstretch Weekly Top Ten · Jeff Meyer · Tuesday July 3, 2007


10. Been there, done that.

9. "The King" just turned 70 this week and let's face it, the older you get, the longer it takes to recover from birthday parties.

8. All of the Pettys are at that age where nothing beats a good nap on a Saturday afternoon.

7. Richard didn't want to risk winning number 201, and Kyle is simply happy with 8.

6. Figured they'd skip one since some of their prior investments seem to be panning out.

5. Just no fun in Daytona since Bill passed away.

4. Pettys are boycotting Daytona since Brian officially changed his title to "The King of NASCAR."

3. Didn't want the consecutive number of years at Daytona to exceed the numbers on the Petty cars.

2. NASCAR-issued restrictor plates were accidentally delivered to the Victory Junction Gang Camp, and the kids used them to heighten the "trucks" on a camp skateboard.

1. Kyle's mom grounded him for 2 weeks – "…if that's the kind of language you use when doing that silly racing thing!"

The Frontstretch Newsletter, back in 2014 gives you more of the daily news, commentary, and racing features from your favorite writers you know and love. Don’t waste another minute – click here to sign up now. We’re here to make sure you stay informed … so make sure you jump on for the ride!

Today on the Frontstretch:
Championship Caliber? What Does That Even Mean?
Mirror Driving: Winning Vs. Points, Needing a Boost, and The Lady’s Last Dance?
Nuts for Nationwide: The Curious Case of Elliott Sadler
Happiness Is…Arrogance, Less, Next, and the Outdoors
Frontstretch Foto Funnies: It’s Not Gonna Fit…


©2000 - 2008 Jeff Meyer and Thanks for visiting the Frontstretch!

07/03/2007 10:48 PM

At first, I though this was just another “Petty” article.
I was half right, anyway.

A light way to look at a semi-sweet day.
Made me
and remember. Back in the day.


07/04/2007 12:28 PM

Jeff, not sure why but #1 hit me just the right way and had me cracking up…maybe it was the visual I had in my head of some elderly woman pulling Kyle around by his ear…don’t know..but whatever it was it was a good laugh..thanks.

07/05/2007 08:03 PM

The Petty family has nothing to prove to you bunch of lame-brains or anybody else. Richard won 7 (SEVEN) Daytona 500’s. Kyle has been racing for 30 years. Everyone knows racing was not his #1 career choice, but he honored his father’s wishes. Lay off.

J. Meyer
07/05/2007 08:11 PM

Wow! Lol
Just Wow!

G. Davenport
07/06/2007 07:14 AM

I’ve been a Petty fan since 1963 and am disappointed that Kyle is not racing there. But, why should anyone show up besides the Chevrolets?? Dodges and Fords are suffering this year!


Contact Jeff Meyer

Recent articles from Jeff Meyer:

Voices From The Cheap Seats: The Tale Of Two Tires
BSNews! Bruton’s Plans Extend Beyond Bristol’s Track
Top Ten Reasons Fans Failed To Show Up At Bristol Sunday
BSNews! NASCAR CEO Given "Special" Award Amidst Lavish Fanfare
Fan Coun-ci-What? Just What Is It That NASCAR Wants To Study?

Want to know more about Jeff Meyer or view his complete article archives? Then hop on over to his archive and bio page.