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The documentary focuses on four generation of Petty's who helped NASCAR becoming a phenomenon, showcasing the ups and downs of the family, the nature of the business and how it has affected the family but also the tragedies that the family had faced. Featuring interviews with the Petty family, former crew members and also archived racing footage from the last 50 years.
"Petty Blue" kicks off with the Petty family upbringing and how Lee Petty raised his family, especially his sons Richard and Maurice. Racing was a big part of the family and Lee and his sons enjoyed fixing up their cars and take them out to race and how they were looked at like outlaws to the community.
But things changed when stock car racing was made possibly by Bill France who went on to create the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and it would become a living for Lee Petty and how he would provide for his family. Lee Petty (#42) and his sons along with cousin Dale Inman would work on the cars but yet giving tough love to his children. Lee Petty also didn't party with most racers, he didn't partake in the party lifestyle and wanted to change the image of the sport. Winning the first Daytona in 1959 and how he would win several NASCAR titles. Lee Petty would be the face of NASCAR and his contributions to the sport is important to know.Read more ›
From beginning to end this movie will keep your attention
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Awsome stuff u cant find hardly anywhere else. The king 43 is the man and the packers r the best football team of all time. 13 time world champs. Amazing purchases.Published 15 months ago by Justin James Carder
Love this film! It's like a walk back in time with the first family of racing, with King Richard and all the Petty's!!Published on January 20, 2014 by David Barnhardt
A broad scope over the Petty family's career, up to and including all four generations including Adam Petty. Good insights.Published on January 17, 2013 by Rick Stone
It is a great synopsis of King Richard's long career. I would recommend it to any one interested in the history of the sport.Published on November 25, 2012 by MoparNut