Petty donates No 45 Atlanta sponsorship

Richard and Kyle Petty Donate Atlanta Race Sponsorship to Paralyzed Veterans of America Washington, DC -- Petty Enterprises will donate the primary sponsorship of their No.45 Dodge at this weekend's Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway...

Richard and Kyle Petty Donate Atlanta Race Sponsorship to Paralyzed Veterans of America

Washington, DC -- Petty Enterprises will donate the primary sponsorship of their No.45 Dodge at this weekend's Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway to Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans).

"I would like to express my thanks to Richard and Kyle Petty for doing something good for America's paralyzed veterans, not just one day a year but year-round. We really appreciate the fact that you guys care," said Paralyzed Veterans' National President Randy L. Pleva, Sr.

Petty Enterprises announced in November 2007 that Paralyzed Veterans will serve as a primary sponsor on the No.45 Dodge Avenger for two races during the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The events will be the Crown Royal Presents Dan Lowry 400, May 3 at the Richmond (VA) International Raceway and the Pocono 500, June 8 at the Pocono (PA) Raceway. The organization will be an associate sponsor on the No.45 Dodge for the remaining 34 races of the season.

"I'm honored to have the Paralyzed Veterans of America on board with us for this weekend's race in Atlanta," said Kyle Petty, driver of the No.45 PVA Dodge. "We need to take care of those who sacrifice so much for us. Paralyzed Veterans is a leading advocate for the improvement in the quality of health care for our veterans. Everyone knows that I care deeply about charitable work, so this is a natural partnership."

"The King" Richard Petty sees Paralyzed Veterans as a great way to give back to those who do so much for our way of life.

"From helping our vets get the benefits they deserve to promoting buildings that are wheelchair accessible, Paralyzed Veterans sets a great example of how we should treat our service men and women," said Petty. "People say that racecar drivers are heroes, but these guys are the real heroes."

-credit: pe

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Series Charity , Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kyle Petty , Richard Petty