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FYI WIRZ: Growing Up in Racing with Kyle and Richard Petty, Edsel Ford II, JEGS

This reporter was fortunate to attend the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway, Daytona Thunder Fan Fest testing, Speedweeks with Daytona International Speedway NASCAR media day and more this first quarter of 2013. More than 100 drivers, owners and celebrities answered numerous questions. A few themes stood out initially and then gathered momentum. One select question asked of many resulted in a variety of answers. That single question was asked of each responder here: What are your best memories of growing up in motorsports as a child? They beamed at the opportunity to share memories of their early years with fans. To accommodate fans here, all answers are complete without editing. The “King” Richard Pet...

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