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Petty returns to Indy as owner

Updated: May 10, 2009, 10:18 AM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Richard Petty got a full immersion into Indianapolis 500 competition on Saturday.

There were tricky winds, delays between qualifying rounds and all those tenuous moments his team debated whether to send John Andretti onto the track. The visit even came with a ruling more reminiscent of Petty's NASCAR days -- Justin Wilson's early penalty for failing post-qualifying inspection.

Maybe the seven-time Cup champion can't escape those stock-car roots after all, even ...

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