Monday, February 23, 2015

Funkmaster Flex Talks NASCAR

The avid car collector — he has 20 classic cars — told USA TODAY Sports there’s “no bigger Richard Petty fan than me” while attending Sunday’s Daytona 500. He rattled off Petty’s stats — seven Daytona 500 wins, seven championships and said he was wearing a Petty blue sweatshirt in case he got the chance to meet NASCAR’s King (“I want a picture with him so bad,” Flex said).

“When I was young and watching ABC’s Wide World of Sports, he was the person the culture saw,” Flex said. “From his beard, his glasses, his car, the 43, STP, and his family — his father, his son Kyle, and the way he lost his grandson — he comes across as a guy who was never into it for the money.”

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