Patricia Petty, wife of Maurice Petty, dies

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She was sister-in-law of NASCAR's Richard Petty

Patricia Petty, wife of Maurice Petty (shown above) and sister-in-law to Richard Petty, passed away Sunday, May 11.

Richard Petty offered the following statement:

"We all love Patricia. She was another cornerstone in the Petty family and was always there for Maurice and allowed us to do what we loved to do. She was just another special part of the family. We'll miss her and give our love and support to Maurice and his family at this time."

Maurice, Rchard's brother, was crew chief and engine builder for Petty Enterprises, of which he was part owner. In 2011, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, Alabama, and last year, he was nominated for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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