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Kyle Petty honors son Adam on poignant ride across America

Kyle Petty honors son Adam on poignant ride across America

Kyle Petty will start traveling 2,150 miles in a few days, a journey that stretches from Palm Springs, Calif. to Biloxi, Miss., and includes an unlimited supply of Advil and Tylenol to get everyone through the grind.

But there's a lingering pain that never quite goes away. Kyle is honoring a lost son. Richard Petty mourns the loss of his grandson. They both push on because this is what race-car drivers do.

Every mile is all about Adam Petty. Adam loved children, and he loved racing. That dream ended on May 12, 2000, when Adam, then 19, was killed in a crash during practice at New Hampshire International Speedway.

But his love of kids is something that will likely carry...

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