Notable auto racing deaths

POSTED: 09:25 AM PDT Oct 17, 2011    UPDATED: 11:21 AM PDT Mar 12, 2012 

Following the tragic death of Kevin Ward Jr., take a look back at other auto racers lost through the years.

Racing - Adam Petty
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In 2000, 19-year-old NASCAR driver Adam Petty died after his car spun out and crashed into the wall in New Hampshire. A fourth-generation NASCAR driver (along with great-grandfather Lee, grandfather Richard and father Kyle), Petty was practicing for a Busch series race the following day.


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