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Austin Petty suffers two broken ankles

7/9/2004

JOLIET, Ill. -- Kyle Petty's son was hit by a car while
riding a motorcycle, breaking both his ankles.

Austin Petty, 22, was riding a motorcycle Thursday night when he
was hit near Level Cross, N.C. Petty was taken to Moses Cone
Hospital in Greensboro, N.C., where he's being treated for the
broken ankles and other minor injuries. He's expected to be
released soon.

Kyle Petty is in Joliet for Sunday's Tropicana 400 at the
Chicagoland Speedway. He was unavailable for comment Friday
morning.

Kyle Petty's oldest son, Adam, was killed in a racing accident
in May 2000.