Hello, race fans! Welcome to the Number Cruncher, brought to you by Shift MX. Man, the Cruncher just seems to keep getting hotter and hotter, so we here at the Racer X office have been digging deeper and deeper into the vaults to keep the heat on. Flying your way this week is a very special number. While this number in particular might tend to hit a little closer to home for you NASCAR fans out there, the it also has a lot of great motocross history, and some of the fastest and most intriguing riders of all-time have worn it. We’ll start with the letter:
would it be possible for you guys to do an article on the number 43? It's been
my racing number since I started, and I could think of a few riders who had
it such as Hannah, Bobby Bonds, Evans, and Richard Petty ran it in NASCAR. Thanks!
Kyle Murphy. NEMA #43
Now, I promise this will be the last time I talk NASCAR to you for a long time, but when my friend Kyle Murphy e-mailed us and requested us to Crunch #43, I had to mention the obvious, which means recognizing “The King” Richard Petty and his nostalgic #43. Petty was one of the most charismatic and quotable racers in the history of motor sports.
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