APRIL 5, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Richard Petty will make his first foray into
IndyCars by putting John Andretti into the cockpit for next month's
Petty made the announcement Monday, and NASCAR fans who cheered him as a driver and team owner will find a familiar look. The car
will carry the red-and-light blue paint scheme and Petty's old
Petty has long been known in the NASCAR world simply as The
King. But he has never before tried to win the crown jewel of the
Andretti has made nine starts in the Indy Racing League's
signature race. His best finish at Indianapolis was fifth in 1991.
He also drove for Petty on the Cup circuit from 1998 through the
middle of 2003.
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