Petty sells controlling interest

MOORESVILLE, N.C., June 11 (UPI) -- Mooresville, N.C.-based NASCAR Spring Cup team Petty Enterprises announced it has sold a controlling interest to private investment firm Boston Ventures.
Veteran NASCAR promoter to retire

Veteran NASCAR promoter to retire

CONCORD, N.C., May 21 (UPI) -- Long-time NASCAR promoter H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler will retire after Sunday's Coca Cola 600 Sprint Cup auto race in Concord, N.C.

Study: Powerful people don't listen

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Some bosses like to say the "the door is always open," but U.S. researchers say don't bother talking because powerful people don't listen.

Tourist killed in Florida stock car crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Florida officials are looking into the chance a driver killed at the Richard Petty Driving Experience suffered some sort of medical problem.

School names center for Richard Petty

ASHEBORO, N.C., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Randolph Community College in North Carolina has founded the "Richard Petty Education Center."

Petty to move Petty Enterprises

LEVEL CROSS, N.C., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Richard Petty Wednesday announced he is moving Petty Enterprises from Level Cross, N.C., to Charlotte, about 75 miles away.

Ricky Rudd to retire from NASCAR

BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Ricky Rudd, second only to Richard Petty in career NASCAR starts, plans to retire at the end of this racing season.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday. July 2, 2007.

Jeff Gordon claims pole at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 23 (UPI) -- Jeff Gordon captured the pole Friday for Sunday's running of the Food City 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. This race will be the first Nextel Cup event in which the so-called Car of Tomorrow will be raced. The cars have new features mandat

Ground broken for NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A $160 million Hall of Fame is being constructed in Charlotte, N.C., for the Nextel Cup auto racing circuit.

NASCAR's Bobby Hamilton dies of cancer

NASHVILLE, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- NASCAR race driver Bobby Hamilton has died in his Nashville-area home of complications of head and neck cancer at the age of 49.

Aerospace, auto leader Anderson dies

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Robert Anderson, who turned California's Rockwell International Corp. into a driving force in the aerospace industry, has died from cancer.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2006 with 182 to follow.
By United Press International

Bobby Labonte goes to Petty Enterprises

PHOENIX, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Bobby Labonte and Petty Enterprises announced Friday that he will join Petty Enterprises in 2006.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2005 with 182 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The UPI almanac for July 2, 2004
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Joint Chiefs general father of the year

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard Myers has been selected as "father of the year."

NASCAR to bypass historic Rockingham

ROCKINGHAM, N.C., May 21 (UPI) -- The North Carolina Speedway, for decades one of the foremost stops on the NASCAR circuit, may be in its final season of major stock car racing.

Spike TV ranks 52 best stock-car drivers

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- Spike TV will rank the 52 greatest U.S. stock-car drivers of all-time during five one-hour episodes premiering Sunday.

Watercooler Stories

Given only a fraction of a second to respond to images of men popping out from behind a garbage dumpster, people were more likely to shoot blacks than whites.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Nodding may influence your own thoughts

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 8 (UPI) -- An Ohio State University study shows nodding or shaking a head is not only an sign to others of what an individual thinks, but an indication to one's self.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2003 with 182 to follow.
By United Press International

John Andretti fired by Petty Enterprises

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 10 (UPI) -- NASCAR driver John Andretti, who has won just two races in his career, was fired Tuesday by Petty Enterprises.

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Ryan Newman wins NASCAR race

DOVER, Del., June 1 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman overcame the loss of power steering during the final half of the race Sunday to win the NASCAR MBNA Armed Forces Family 400 at the "Monster Mile."
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