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NASCAR Hall of Fame Statement on the Passing of Lynda Petty

March 25, 2014

Lynda Petty

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 25, 2014) – The following is a brief statement from the NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director Winston Kelley on the passing of Lynda Petty.

"On behalf of the entire NASCAR Hall of Fame team, I would like to offer our most sincere condolences to Richard, Kyle, Sharon, Lisa, Rebecca and the entire Petty family on the passing of Lynda Petty. Lynda was such an incredible person in so very many ways, far too numerous to count. In addition to being a devoted wife to Richard and an incredible mother and grandmother, she was a tireless worker for the causes that benefited others—such as helping start the Winston Cup Racing Wives Auxiliary, serving on as a member of the Randolph County School Board for 16 years and as chair for eight years and on numerous other boards and volunteer capacities. She always met everyone with her big smile and warm, welcoming personality and charm. Lynda will be dearly missed but her legacy and impact on so many will live on forever. "