Cancer claims wife of NASCAR legend


POSTED: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 5:30am

UPDATED: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 5:44am

Lynda Petty: dead at 72

The Houston Chronicle reports: Lynda Petty, the wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, has died after battling cancer. She was 72.

Jeff Dennison of Petty Motorsports released a statement saying Lynda Petty was surrounded by her family when she died at her home in Level Cross on Tuesday. Dennison said Petty had had been fighting cancer for the past several years.

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