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October 9, 2010 10:02 AM

Petty Blue Documentary Review

For one of the greatest looks at the Petty family legacy this documentary is a 100% must see.  It goes through many highs and certainly many lows over the years of the Petty family.

It all starts out with Lee Petty and his Moonshine business started out in the small Level Cross North Carolina home where Richard Petty grew up to the end where he winds up having to merge with Gillette Evernham Motorsports.  

We go through highs of seeing Richard Petty win races and championships, Kyle Petty getting into the sport, the marriage to Lynda, and Adam Petty looking like he was going to be the next big Petty thing.  We go through the lows of the merger with Gillette Evernham Motorsports, the major Lee Petty wreck at Daytona that ended his racing career, to the death of Adam Petty.

Lee was a hard-driving taskmaster in the family.  Kyle though wanted to be the complete opposite of Richard which certainly included his hair.  Adam though was a bit of a trouble maker, but had the it factor Richard had for winning a race.  The sisters of Richard Petty come in from time to time to throw out some comments and I fully enjoyed them.

The documentary was perfectly done especially in the worst of time for the Petty Family.  Never faked, it looked real, it felt real. The DVD extras include more scenes not included in the documentary, extra interviews and audio.

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