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Petty Museum to sell diecasts in memory of Adam Petty

Adam Petty #45

19 Feb 2000: The back of Adam Petty #45 looking on during Daytona Speedweek at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Jon Ferrey /Allsport

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The Petty Museum announced Monday that it will sell special diecast cars honoring late race car driver Adam Petty.

Proceeds will raise funds for the Petty Family Foundation, as well as Victory Junction, the camp founded in the young Petty’s memory.

Adam Petty, the son of NBC and NBCSN NASCAR analyst Kyle Petty and grandson of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, was killed May 12, 2000, while practicing for a then-Busch Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

“After Adam’s accident, all of his merchandise was taken off the shelves across the country,” Sharon Farlow, Executive Director of the Petty Museum and daughter of Richard Petty, said in a media release. “The family and the Museum had this merchandise stored until earlier this year when we began to sell his shirts and hats. We are now ready to sell the diecast cars that we have in stock.”

“Our purpose is to always remember Adam. This is an opportunity for fans to also remember Adam and at the same time make a purchase to give back to the Petty Family Foundation and help aid Victory Junction, a place that we all cherish.”

The diecasts will carry Petty’s No. 45 and be sold in 1/64 scale (at $8 each) and 1/12 scale ($45 each).

Adam Petty, who was only 19 years old when he died, was the first fourth generation driver in NASCAR history.

The diecasts and merchandise can be purchased in-person at the Petty Museum, 309 Branson Mill Road, Level Cross, North Carolina. Fans can also call the Museum at 336-495-1143 or visit the Museum on Facebook or Twitter.

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