Notable auto racing deaths

Published On: Oct 17 2011 09:25:32 AM PDT   Updated On: Aug 11 2014 06:28:40 AM PDT

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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