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Fast Facts

  • Won eight races in 829 starts in NASCAR's top series (Cup), including two victories in 1992, when he finished sixth in the Daytona 500 and fifth in the points standings (also fifth in 1993).
  • Appeared in the Burt Reynolds movie Stroker Ace in 1983.
  • Served as CEO of Petty Enterprises in the last decade of its 60-year run as a NASCAR race-team owner, a stretch that began in legendary father Richard's rookie season of 1958.
  • Opened the Victory Junction Gang camp in 2004 in North Carolina, dedicated to children with serious illnesses. Kyle's son Adam was heavily involved in establishing the camp before his death in a stock-car crash in 2000. Kyle hosts an annual motorcycle ride to benefit the camp.
  • Often wears a black hat displaying the race-car number 45, in Adam's memory.
  • Completed the 2005 Las Vegas Marathon (in 4:16:01) and 2006 Disney Marathon (4:46).
  • Inducted into the Philanthropy Hall of Fame (2006) and the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame (2007).


  • Montgomery Lee — Daughter
  • Adam — Son
  • Richard Petty — Father
  • Pattie — Wife
  • Sharon Petty Farlow — Sister
  • Rebecca Petty Moffit — Sister
  • Lynda — Mother
  • Lisa Petty Luck — Sister
  • Lee Petty — Grandfather
  • Austin — Son

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  • Birth Name: Kyle Eugene Petty
  • Birth Place: Randleman, North Carolina, United States
  • Profession: NASCAR analyst, Former driver

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