Arca East, Whelen Modified Tour, ROC
Hi, this is Dan Petfield and I am the Vice-president for Racing with Jesus Ministries as well as the chaplain for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. I am also a part time chaplain for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the ROC Modifieds. Oh, on the side, I also work for IBM in the Corporate Litigation department. I have been married to my beautiful wife Deborah since 1982. We have 3 children – my son Aaron is a New York City Police officer and married to Cynthia. They have given Deborah and myself our first grandson – Caleb. My oldest daughter Stephanie is a middle school teacher. She is married to Kevin Sackett and they have given us our first granddaughter – the beautiful Annabelle. My youngest daughter Amanda, is single and working as a veterinary technician in an animal hospital in Yonkers, NY. God called me to this ministry in the late 1990’s through the Rev. Pat Evans. I was up at Thompson one day viewing a NASCAR Modified Tour race and saw the pace car. I was thrilled to see Racing with Jesus on the side of a car on the track! I thought to myself what an awesome ministry – putting together a love for Jesus Christ and a love for racing. I immediately got in touch with him and through a series of events, he asked me to be the chaplain for the old NASCAR Busch North Series – now the K&N series. I was then ordained as a reverend by Pat through Racing with Jesus Ministries. Even though I have ministered to others, I have been blessed through the work that I do with this ministry. I know that God’s calling has been on my life and has trained me to do what I do today. May God bless you and looking forward to seeing each of you at the tracks!