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Dave chats with SPEED NASCAR Analyst Kyle Petty about his 17th Annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride and what to look forward to with Richard Petty Motorsports for the rest of the season.
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Life. Hard to believe that the Kyle Petty charity ride coming up as the seventeenth. Addition we'll get to video specifics but first tell me your motorcycle history I saw something -- -- -- it would be to believe you were lifelong Dirk -- Garth how did you become a barker and then it. Ultimately I am a lifelong. Darts and -- by -- I -- Yamaha 82 William hiding. When I was -- -- -- in my father never let us have go -- is ago cards talk to absolutely not been about respect for speed. And how to make some by the motorcycle put you on the ground when you get cocky and arrogant. And and learn were -- -- and learn it starts and ability and talent over center I had dirt bikes. All the way through probably -- Haskell London just switched over the road by has to lessen their bikes. You've changed up the surety rugged reduced this year how would want we've gone west to east so many times we've gone from mom. You know we've gone from LA we've gone from San Diego we've gone from Spokane Washington we've gone from Portland Oregon. In came back across the United States that went. Class a few times we've domain Miami -- Portland Miami. We -- Trevor city Michigan -- and the lakes and ended up in Savannah this year -- one. North to south again we went cross country west to east last year but one. North to south from one from Lake Placid over Corning -- collapse go to the racetrack we're Watkins -- them one down to. Farmington to a resort to -- them Colin. They were cut across Pennsylvania and Maryland and after Virginian. Cut down Irvington and art Irvington Virginia staying at a place called the tides humor just work our way to on the coast and come to Wilmington. In the Mount Pleasant South Carolina down around Charleston down down to me out. The texting thing is mixing things -- yeah really you know we we it's hard to believe in sixteen years we've given away fourteen million dollars from this -- to -- Childress. That's -- -- -- motorcycle people and you know motorcycle and they're -- you know giving people and that's what you and it's race fans. And they come out and we do a couple of things called small change big impact for people come out and give us change along -- -- and this year. We've worked way if you tech to rad. 22772. Then you build ten dollars on your -- mobile. And just follow the the the prompts. But we're open to add a lot of money this year to sink in Tampa Kostis about 2800 dollars a kid. To syndicate to camps so that's what the text him program's all about we're excited about that. -- -- We cast as we schooled -- question of the week kind of in the spirit of Kyle's charity ride although we're not limiting it to motorcycle people anyway what was your all time favorite. Road trip. And walk. Two wheels for real second and number real we don't care any destination for all about a bunch of these turn out to be race related closure of all time favorite road trip. And the flaws. Let's go to Chris in Florida Chris walker -- -- to undermine. I think that. Got a question for now dropped dramatically and moved about. -- -- encourage -- than just kind of wondered what were just saying that that may end -- father replied yeah. -- applaud -- yesterday and today I but he -- -- -- -- slept until 12:31 o'clock it's hard to believe what could have gotten done if you worked on an -- after days of the which you know -- get a question a lot. I don't know because he's only father ever had mom you know -- I grew up with a race shop right next to the to the house from the time I was born. Always wondered over the racetrack in my bicycles and motorcycles hung up when I get up school when she goes straight to -- shuts up. You know. Add to be logged time -- eight or nine years old -- realized everybody's father didn't have a race car I thought that's what everybody did for 1150. But you know he's gone so much my mother really. Was the one that the disciplinarian. Graham Paul leave 154 races -- three championships for the fairly team he -- Richard -- -- 198 of his 200 all seven championships in the family cars. He left in 84. Went to Mike curb your left and 85 pass to -- drug for the wood Brothers and Petty Enterprises ran only four races that next year how did that. The claw and what brought about that decline out of that team get to such a low point. I think a lot of reasons I think the model changed how you race changed. My father who he went to a straight Sarah started in 79. And really we were a one car team that was run into -- honestly you know his -- he was our sponsor we didn't have the funding for two car so we worked -- way into a little bit of a financial. Home and early seventies Christie's in early eighties and one -- -- had to go get a job and obviously Richard Petty name was bigger than a -- names so. He left and I ran there one year we have an eleven. And kept it afloat and then I couldn't keep in Florida as granite and that whole year by myself I was 23 or 24. Silent -- for the wood Brothers and Mark Morris picked it up and he ran for a -- race. Condensing a whole lot of history you eventually came back to Petty Enterprises both as driver of the government show all at the end of oh wait a cluster seed in the 45 -- outside investors were brought into the team. Since then another round of outside investors took the team to the brink of bankruptcy. And your dad -- had to go back and rescue with. And he's got all the Darren Ambrose you know fifteen -- 41 in the points. Are you happy to see the family team back it's not entertain. It's not panicked and okay are good point. Yeah that that ended in. That ended when he sold the Boston ventures that ended Petty Enterprises -- what you wanna columnists opinion it's not -- it would probably motorsports and as is just not Petty Enterprises. How optimistic are you about the future. Overture political sports. Yeah -- not as optimistic as he has. At I think the times have changed on an NN and say this. And I'll kindness and and a sinister in the -- I'd never seen great race car drivers be great owners mom and its date that just and transfer sometimes. Time and I think that's that's kind of where we -- Petty Enterprises and a lot of ways. And Tom you know it's you know I am optimistic they've got some good sponsors regret at AJ. I think AJ -- dropped AJ when AJ was like slot machine get ready to pay -- Yemen you don't just quit play in the slot machine. And I think Marco he gets better and better so look at that in the potentials here and there's a lot of potential that team. Financially that's going to be the question I think as you move forward. But I think it's not only for Richard Petty motorsports and it's from multiple teams on Matt level things do get away from the Hendry get away from the get away from the Roush. That's a toes that's a big jump between those that caliber team are you are you concerned about the consolidation of power up the top the big super teams and off. It's -- that's down that's that's like aero package that horse left the barn you can't get him back yeah once that we're such you know it here's what should concern more than anything else. I look at Roush a look at that Ed Ed. Eddie Kendrick and you look at gives and you look at -- it's a consolidation of the engine builders as much as anything else. We can go to ration -- have seven or eight engines we go to race and Hendrickson have tenor twelve engines when you start looking at that it's not the consolidation of ownership. As much the consolidation of I'm gonna -- -- as power and you get a good engine and you don't get it.