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The Scene Vault: Andy Petree faces uphill climb after joining RCR

By Rick Houston

Andy Petree was joining what had long since been established as one of the sport’s most competitive teams AND drivers … Richard Childress Racing, with Dale Earnhardt behind the wheel. What could Petree bring to the table that the team didn’t already have? He was replacing the popular, and now-retired, Kirk Shelmerdine. Banners hung from the walls like the legendary rafters of the Boston Garden. The fact is, his new teammates were skeptical … and that was putting it mildly. The going was rough in the beginning, but Petree was able to prove himself to both Earnhardt and the team. This is his story.

Join hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid each week on The Scene Vault Podcast Presented by Q Ware as they take a look back at the extraordinary people, places and events woven into the rich tapestry that is our sport.

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