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Racing is what he does, not who he is

Updated: August 26, 2004, 8:51 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | Special to ESPN.com

Kyle Petty will attempt to make his 701st start in NASCAR's premier series this weekend in the GFS Marketplace 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The good news for fans of the sport is that it won't be his last start, either.

Sure Petty's more known among newer fans for starting the Victory Junction Gang Camp in honor of his late son Adam, but a racer's heart still beats inside a driver who's won eight Cup races. Granted the last of those wins came in 1995, but his eventual retirement ...

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