Kyle Petty doesn't work here anymore!

Discussion in 'NASCAR' started by dpkimmel2001, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Well-Known Member

  2. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    Times, they are a changing!
  3. yippeekyaa

    yippeekyaa Well-Known Member

    Reading between the lines in that story it appears that Kyle was nothing more than an employee of Petty Ent. all this time. Someone correct me if i'm wrong.
  4. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    I thought that was pretty clear the last few years, but I maybe wrong. He's even made similar statements to the best of my memory.
  5. ouch, this one is too surreal
  6. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Well-Known Member

    Personally, I think this sucks. I like Kyle. He's been through allot in this sport. He speaks his mind and I think has been a great spokesman for the sport. With him no longer being associated with Petty Enterprises I think that it puts a period on the end of that organization. You can say want you want about him never being a factor in the race but at the same time you could say that about many of the drivers. :(
  7. down4six

    down4six Well-Known Member

    I like Kyle too. I'll always remember the first time they had the first in-race reporter with him years ago, and someone ran into him in the opening laps, and he exclaims on live tv "WHO THE <BLEEP> WAS THAT?" :p It is kinda painful to see the Petty organization left in the dust, but if they treat family that way, do you really want to work for them?
  8. Musicologist

    Musicologist Member

    No great loss.

    Kyle should've retired as a driver long ago. He hasn't been competitive in years.

  9. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Well-Known Member

    If you removed all of the teams that aren't competitive, you wouldn't have much left. I think that all of these guys are important to the sport. While Kyle isn't my driver, I would miss him in the sport. I hope that he continues as an announcer. He's been around a long time & I think that he adds allot to the broadcast.
  10. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    I wouldnt say "no great loss" by far.
  11. Musicologist

    Musicologist Member

    Nobody said anything about removing uncompetitive teams.

    Remove Kyle Petty, and put a young up-and-comer in there instead, who has a chance to mature into a good, competitive driver.

    Kyle wasn't much to begin with, and he's dead in the water now.

  12. Musicologist

    Musicologist Member

    I will!

    Just because his dad's name is Richard Petty, doesn't mean he's a good driver.

    Actually, they should've fired him several years ago.

  13. foyt

    foyt Member

    Could one substitute Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in the above statement?
  14. Musicologist

    Musicologist Member

    I'm not a big fan of Junior, either.

    However, he has proven himself capable of winning some races. Junior won six times in 2004, including the Daytona 500.

    He hasn't done much since, but he's still better than Kyle Petty.

  15. rdhdtrue

    rdhdtrue Member

    I disagree totally. Kyle has added a lot to the sport and has lost a lot to the sport. I hope that Kyle and Richard do not have tension because of this. THAT would be a tragedy in and among itself.
  16. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    I have to agree with Musicologist on that KP should have been replaced a long time ago. Even when Adam died in 2000, Kyle started 2001 in the 45 Sprint Car and missed 7 races that year. He was barely able to keep the car in the top 35 and last year he proved he didn't need to be in the car to finish in the 30's every week.

    Richard Childress saw the writing on the wall back in 1979 and took himself out of his car and put someone else in it. We all see how that turned out...:shock:

    Just because Kyle has managed to do great things with NASCAR and the Victory Junction Gang Camp doesn't mean he can drive a race car. His 8 wins are nice, but can they keep his job when he hasn't won a race in over 14 years?
  17. rdhdtrue

    rdhdtrue Member

    Shocker that you and I disagree :p . I think personalities make a sport. Kyle and Mikey are among the best that do not necessarily perform to expection but make it interesting. Imagine if we had Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson's personalities across the board ... how boring would NASCAR be? Makes me cringe thinking about it.

    They are fine and have talent BUT personality is necessary to keep NASCAR healthy. I am aggrevated that NASCAR keeps pushing to make the drivers boring and emotionless. Carl Edwards is not going that route and I enjoy it sooo much. Kyle is a wonderful spokesman to show what NASCAR can do and shows emotion and does not hold back.
  18. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    Yes, KP does have personality. I'm happy he's in the sport, too. Just would have been nice if things would have been a little bit different...:eek:
  19. rdhdtrue

    rdhdtrue Member

    (It would not let me say ITA) sooooo I totally agree.... ;)
  20. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    Nope, but you could put M. Waltrip in there! If Kyle sucks, what the hell does Waltrip do? I think Kyle should have gotten out a long time ago too, but I probably wouldnt have either. As for it causing tension between Richard and Kyle, that has been there for years it seems.

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