Julius Hilton Petty - known in some circles as Julian, J.H. or even "Uncle Julie" - was born April 1, 1916. His brother Lee had a Hall of Fame racing career as did his nephews Richard and Maurice.
Julian dabbled in driving himself but without success. In the late 1950s though and again in the early 1960s, he enjoyed a pretty good round of success as a car owner in NASCAR's GN and convertible series.
Today, I introduced a blog series I'm planning for this year - to write about Julian Petty's wins as an owner with drivers such as Gwyn Staley, Jim Paschal and most notably Bob Welborn.
I've found info and photos re: Julian to be pretty limited. I'll appreciate contributions of all kinds here or by sending me a message.
Should be fun.
Schaefer: It's not just for racing anymore.
updated by @tmc-chase: 09/11/17 10:16:38AM