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Encyclopedia > Kyle Petty
Kyle Eugene Petty Flag of United States
Born: June 2, 1960 (1960-06-02) (age 47)
Birthplace: Randleman, North Carolina Flag of North Carolina
Awards: 2005 Pocono Raceway Spirit Award

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NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Statistics
2006 NEXTEL Cup Position: 32nd
Best Cup Position: 5th - 1992, 1993 (Winston Cup)
First Race: 1979 Talladega 500 (Talladega)
First Win: 1986 Miller High Life 400 (Richmond)
Last Win: 1995 Miller 500 (Dover)
Wins Top Tens Poles
8 173 8
All stats current as of June 2, 2007.

Kyle Eugene Petty (Born June 2, 1960 in Randleman, North Carolina) is an American NASCAR driver, the son and grandson of racing legends Richard Petty and Lee Petty, respectively. He drives the #45 Marathon Petroleum Company Dodge Charger for Petty Enterprises. The Marathon Petroleum Company announced the sponsorship on August 8, 2006. Marathon will remain the Sponsor through the 2008 season. Petty originally did not intend to become a race car driver. He was a star in many sports in high school, including football and basketball and received scholarship offers from many colleges. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season started at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 12 with the Bud Shootout and will end on Sunday, November 19 with the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ... The 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began on February 9 and ended on November 15. ... The 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began on February 7 and ended on November 14. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The UAW Ford 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama. ... The 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began February 16 and ended November 16. ... The Chevy American Revolution 400 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... The 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on February 12 and concluded November 12. ... The MBNA RacePoints 400 is the first of two NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car races held at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. ... Dover International Speedway (nickname: The Monster Mile) is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... June 2 is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... June 2 is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Randleman is a city located in Randolph County, North Carolina. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is an American former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... Lee Petty (March 14, 1914 (near Randleman, North Carolina) - April 5, 2000) was an American stock car driver in the 1950s and 60s. ... Marathon Petroleum Company is a fully owned, American subsidiary of the Marathon Oil Corporation. ... The Dodge Charger, in its current incarnation, is a rear-wheel drive full-size automobile built by the DaimlerChrysler corporation for its North American Dodge brand. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... Auto racing (also known as automobile racing or autosport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... This article is about scholarship (noun) and scholarship as a form of financial aid. ... A college (Latin collegium) can be the name of any group of colleagues; originally it meant a group of people living together under a common set of rules (con-, together + leg-, law). As a consequence members of colleges were originally styled fellow and still are in some places. ...


However, Kyle did eventually decide to follow in his father's footsteps and he won his first stock car race, the ARCA 200 event at Daytona International Speedway in 1979 using a retired (but refurbished) 1978 Dodge Magnum race car that his father campaigned the previous year. He then tried to enter the Winston Cup soon after that, but crashed during qualifying in March, May, and just before the July 4th Daytona races. Using one of the few remaining Magnums (the others were wrecked beyond repair), Kyle qualified for the August '79 Talladega race and finished a very respectable 9th place. The following year, when spare cars were available, Kyle raced as often as he could, but did not have a successful year, driving as a teammate to his father at Petty Enterprises. He left his father's team in 1985 to drive for the Wood Brothers team. His first Winston Cup win came the following year at Richmond International Raceway. Petty returned to driving for Petty Enterprises in 1996 and is now CEO of that team. This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ... The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is an auto racing sanctioning body in the United States founded in 1964 (not to be confused with the sports car club of the same name founded by the Collier brothers in 1933). ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wood Brothers It is family owned and family run. ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ...


Petty's son Adam Petty had begun a promising career in racing as well, but was killed in 2000 in a practice accident at New Hampshire International Speedway. Upon his son's death, Petty finished the 2000 season racing his son's car in the Busch Series. Adam Kyler Petty (July 10, 1980 - May 12, 2000) was the first fourth-generation driver in NASCAR history. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1. ... The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations big league circuit, the Nextel Cup. ...


Petty is active in many charitable causes, such as the Victory Junction Gang Camp for terminally-ill children, which he established to honor his late son, as well as an annual charity motorcycle ride across the country. The Victory Junction Gang Camp is a camp for terminally ill children located in Randleman, North Carolina, USA. It is part of the Hole in the Wall Gang camp family. ... A variety of parked motorcycles A motorcycle or motorbike is a single-track, two-wheeled motor vehicle powered by an engine. ...


He appeared in the 1983 Burt Reynolds movie Stroker Ace. Burt Reynolds (born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. ... Stroker Ace is a 1983 action/comedy movie about a NASCAR driver played by Burt Reynolds. ...

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Teams/Sponsors

Below is a list of all of the different NASCAR teams for which Kyle Petty has driven at the Nextel Cup level, and the companies who sponsored him in each year.


Teams

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Hair Incident

At the 1996 Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis Kyle Petty had an extremely hard crash on the 39th lap. Rescue workers had to remove him from his car and put him on a stretcher. Petty roared in pain when the rescue tried to lift him from the ground. The safety workers asked Petty "what's hurting?, is it your leg or your neck?" "No" Petty said "someone's been standing on my ponytail while y'all trying to pick me up". Soon after Petty began wearing a shorter ponytail.[citation needed]


Background information

  • In 1995 grunge band Soundgarden released a song entitled 'Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard' on their Fell On Black Days single.
  • Despite his father Richard being nicknamed "The King", Kyle has never been referred to as "The Prince", the term for the son of a king.
  • Kyle Petty won his first Winston (now Nextel) Cup race at Richmond International Raceway in 1986 when his two closest competitors Dale Earnhardt and Darrell Waltrip mounted the fence while brawling for the win. Petty avoided the mess and came home for his first win.
  • Kyle Petty does not put his name above the window of his car like most drivers do. Instead he leaves it blank in honor of his son Adam Petty.
  • Kyle Petty has driven a black paint scheme every year at New Hampshire, the site of his son's death.
  • Kyle Petty drove in place of Kevin Harvick during the fall race at Bristol in 2004 as Harvick had to get out due to arm pains. Since Petty's own car was damaged he got in the car and drove it to a 29th place finish.
  • Kyle has a nephew named Brian Petty II who lives in upstate New York that he mentioned in a magazine interview, he gave a "Happy Birthday" shout out in the interview.
  • Petty drove the #12 Mobil 1 Ford for Roger Penske at the Brickyard 400 in 2000 because then-current driver Jeremy Mayfield announced he was leaving the team.
Boxart of Kyle Petty's No Fear Racing
  • Kyle Petty was the second driver to be featured in a video game, Kyle Petty's No Fear Racing a game for SNES.
  • Kyle won the 1987 Coca Cola 600 when his closest competitors faltered in the final miles.
  • Kyle's best race track was the now-defunct North Carolina Speedway. He notched back-to-back wins in 1990 and 1991 and earned a million dollars, which carried over from the previous year.
  • Kyle Petty has been featured in STP Commercials for his father's former sponsor.
  • Kyle Petty was the first driver to drive under the Coors Light and Felix Sabates's affiliation, and Coors and Sabates have maintained that relationship since 1995.
  • Kyle Petty won a race at Watkins Glen in 1993, and with the win, helped Pontiac win the Manufacturer's Championship.
  • Kyle has a cousin named Ritchie Petty who ran a handful of Cup races during the 1993-1994 seasons.
  • Kyle Petty does an annual motorcycle ride for charity purposes.
  • In 1991, Kyle Petty suffered a broken leg in a 21-car wreck in the Winston 500 at Talladega. It put Kyle on the sidelines for 11 races. Bobby Hillin, Kenny Wallace and Tommy Kendall took over in Petty's absence. Kyle made his return in the Southern 500 at Darlington in September.
  • Kyle was associated with the infamous wrestling stable the New World Order when he was introduced on a 1996 of WCW Monday Nitro as the driver for the nWo NASCAR Busch car.
  • In a recent story by the Dallas Morning News, Kyle Petty admitted to listening to Sister Hazel during the race weekend to relax.
  • Kyle has not won a race since 1995 and his last top 5 finish since then was in 2007 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, where he finished third.
  • As of 2007, Kyle Petty wears eyeglasses when he is racing in the NEXTEL Cup.
  • Kyle has has been outside the Top 20 in points since his 15th rank in 1997.

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