Dave Fulton

Kyle Petty 1st Cup Win

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It was a frigid Richmond, Virginia winter day in February 1986 when Kyle Petty scored his first Cup win. Petty threaded the needle through the aftermath of a Dale Earnhardt / Darrell Waltrip crash at the old Richmond Fairgrounds half-mile layout driving the Wood Brothers / 7-Eleven Ford Thunderbird. I got to share victory lane with the group as Motorsports Coordinator for 7-Eleven. I'm standing next to Glen Wood in this b&w photo from Getty Images / Racing Photo Archives. In the comments below, I'm wearing the red jacket in the color photo from Wood Brothers Racing.
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   9 years ago

That's me in the red jacket standing next to Glen Wood 1986 Kyle Petty 1st win.
TMC Chase
@tmc-chase   9 years ago
And the winner's trophy was on display at the Petty Museum in Randleman. I suppose it'll be on display once again after the transition of the museum back to Level Cross is complete.
TMC Chase
@tmc-chase   9 years ago
Petty's Garage (and soon the museum) is at 311 Branson Mill Rd. Up until now, Lee and Elizabeth's house has sat vacant since their deaths. But I understand folks can walk through part of it in connection with a museum visit.
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   9 years ago
I've shared before on these pages the location of the winning sponsor trophy from Kyle's first Cup win. It resides in a closet in an unused upstairs bedroom.
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   8 years ago
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   4 years ago
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