Kyle Petty

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Kyle Petty
Kyle Petty 2011.jpg
Petty in 2011
Born (1960-06-02) June 2, 1960 (age 58)
Randleman, North Carolina
Achievements 1987 Coca-Cola 600 Winner
Awards 1998, 2000 NASCAR USG Person of the Year
1999, 2000 NASCAR Illustrated Person of the Year
2000, 2004 National Motorsports Press Association Myers Brothers Award
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
829 races run over 31 years
Best finish 5th (1992, 1993)
First race 1979 Talladega 500 (Talladega)
Last race 2008 Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 (Phoenix)
First win 1986 Miller High Life 400 (Richmond)
Last win 1995 Miller Genuine Draft 500 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
8 173 8
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
55 races run over 14 years
Best finish 21st (1986)
First race 1982 Kroger 200 (IRP)
Last race 2000 Miami 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 10 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 100th (1997)
First race 1997 The No Fear Challenge (California)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of September 24, 2017.

Kyle Eugene Petty (born June 2, 1960) is an American former stock car racing driver, and current racing commentator. He is the son of racer Richard Petty, grandson of racer Lee Petty, and father of racer Adam Petty, who was killed in a crash during a practice in May 2000.[1] Petty last drove the No. 45 Dodge Charger for Petty Enterprises, where he formerly served as CEO, his last race was in 2008. Petty has been married twice. Pattie Petty (1979-2002) and to Morgan Petty in 2015. Kyle has four children. Adam Petty (1980-2000), Austin Petty (b. 1982) Montgomery Petty (b. 1985) and Overton Owens Petty (b. 2018)

Early career[edit]

Petty was born in Randleman, North Carolina.[2] He began racing at a young age and made his major-league stock car debut at the age of 18. He won the very first race he entered: the 1979 Daytona ARCA 200, in one of his father's mothballed 1978 Dodge Magnum race cars; at the time becoming the youngest driver to win a major-league stock car race. Later in the season, he made his Winston Cup Series debut; again driving a passed down STP Dodge Magnum numbered No. 42 (a number used by his grandfather Lee Petty) for his family's team. He ran five races and had a ninth-place finish in his first series race at Talladega. In 1980, he made a total of fifteen starts in the No. 42 (after crashing the last of his father's Dodge Magnums in one of the Daytona 125 qualifying races) and had six top-ten finishes (using what ever hand-me-down race car his father could spare), garnering a twenty-eighth-place points finish. He began the 1981 season driving his father's No. 43 for one race, before running a full schedule in his regular No. 42, finishing in the top-ten ten times and finishing twelfth in points.

Kyle Petty's 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix

He began the 1982 season with two top-ten finishes, but later began splitting time between his No. 42 and the No. 1 UNO/STP car owned by Hoss Ellington, and ended the season fifteenth in points.

In 1983, he picked up funding from 7-Eleven and switched his number to No. 7 accordingly. He had only two top-ten finishes but improved to thirteenth in the standings. He followed that season up with six top-tens the following year, but fell three spots in points.

1985–1996[edit]

Petty's 1985 car

Petty took his number and sponsorship to Wood Brothers Racing in 1985, where he had a then career-high seven top-fives and his first top-ten points finish. The next season, he won his first career race at Richmond and finished tenth in the final standings. In 1987, he switched to the #21 and received new sponsorship from Citgo, as well as picking up a win at Charlotte. He failed to pick up a win in 1988, and fell to thirteenth in points, causing him to be released from the ride.

He signed on to a part-time schedule in 1989 for the new SABCO Racing team. Originally beginning the season unsponsored, he and SABCO later picked up sponsorship from Peak Antifreeze after he drove their car to a top-ten finish at the Daytona 500, filling in for Eddie Bierschwale, as well as Ames Department Stores. Petty and the #42 Pontiac team competed in nineteen races that season, his best finish being a 4th at Atlanta. Peak became the team's full-time sponsor in 1990, and Petty finished eleventh in points after winning the spring race at North Carolina Speedway with a 26-second margin of victory. Mello Yello would replace Peak as sponsor of the #42 in 1991, and Petty was running eleventh in points when he suffered a broken leg at a crash at Talladega, causing him to miss the next eleven races. His abbreviated schedule combined with only one top-ten in the second half of the season caused him to finish the season 30th in points.

In 1992, Petty rebounded to a career-best fifth-place finish in points, as well winning two separate races that season. The 1992 season would be the only year that he would win multiple races in a season. Kyle came very close to winning the championship in 1992, he had a flat tire at Phoenix (2nd to last race) and broke an engine in the last race otherwise he would have been neck and neck with Elliott and Kulwicki for the title. He duplicated his points finish in 1993 as well as picking up a win at Pocono Raceway. He dropped ten spots in points in 1994 after he failed to finish higher than fourth, and lost the Mello Yello sponsorship at the end of the season. Coors Light became his new sponsor beginning in 1995, and he won his most recent race at Dover. He fell further down to 30th in points after only finishing in the top-ten five times and failing to qualify for the fall race at Bristol Motor Speedway. He improved to a 27th-place points finish the next season despite missing two races due to injury and failing to qualify for the season-ending race at Atlanta. He parted way with SABCO at the end of the season. In 1996, the popular rock group Soundgarden recorded a tune called "Kyle Petty, Son of Richard."[3]

1997–2006[edit]

Petty made his 500th Cup start at Phoenix International Raceway in 1997
The 44 car in 1997

For the 1997 season, Petty formed his own team, PE2 Motorsports, and fielded the No. 44 Hot Wheels Pontiac Grand Prix for himself. He had two top-five finishes and finished 15th in points, the highest points placement of all the new teams to run during the 1997 season. He only had two top-tens in 1998, and fell back to 30th in points, causing him to return to Petty Enterprises and run his team from their shop, and became Petty Enterprises' new CEO. He began the 1999 season with two early DNQs, and finished 26th in points despite finishing in the top-ten nine times. Petty also made guest appearances on ESPN to provide commentary during Busch Series races. He had one top-ten early in 2000, the same year in which his son Adam died while practicing for a Busch Series race at New Hampshire International Speedway. He missed the next two races and returned to drive the No. 44 for the rest of the summer, before moving to the Busch Series full-time to finish out the season in Adam's No. 45 Sprint Chevrolet. He had four top-tens in the car over a span of fourteen races, and attempted two Cup races with the No. 45 Sprint PCS Chevrolet in 2000, finishing 31st at Martinsville. He also filled in at the Brickyard 400 for Penske Racing after their regular driver, Jeremy Mayfield had to miss the race due to a concussion; Petty finished 32nd. Steve Grissom drove the No. 44 Hot Wheels Pontiac for the rest of the 2000 Winston Cup season and qualified 5 races in 2000. Kyle Petty had to drive the 45 Sprint PCS Chevrolet and the No. 44 Hot Wheels Pontiac and qualified in 19 races in 2000; causing him to finish 41st in the points standings in the 2000 Winston Cup Series.

Petty's 2004 24 Hours of Daytona Porsche, co-driven with Paul Newman

In 2001, Petty brought the No. 45 to Cup full-time and switched to Dodge. He failed to qualify for twelve races that season and failed to finish higher than sixteenth, causing him to finish 43rd in points. He qualified for every race in 2002 and had a top-ten at Talladega, raising him to 22nd in the points. After 2002, Sprint left the team and Brawny/Georgia Pacific became his new sponsor. He missed three races in 2003 (including one due to injury) and fell back to 37th in the standings.

In 2003 during the Food City 500, Petty crashed his No. 45 car in a hard driver's side impact, recording a hit of 80 g's. Petty held the record for hardest hit until Elliott Sadler crashed at Pocono in 2010.[4] He moved up four spots in 2004 and had a best finish of 12th. In 2005, he competed in every race for the first time in three years and had two top-tens and finished 27th in points. When Georgia Pacific left after 2005, Wells Fargo, Schwan's, and Marathon Oil became the team's new primary sponsors and Petty duplicated his top-ten total in 2006, but fell five spots further in points.

2007–2008[edit]

Petty's car at Daytona in 2008
Petty's 2007 Dodge Avenger

At the 2007 Coca-Cola 600, Petty had his first top-five finish in ten years, finishing 3rd in the Coke Zero Dodge. He then raced the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma in a Petty Enterprises car while broadcasting for TNT. On lap 1 as the cars began lap 2, Petty crashed with Matt Kenseth, causing him to accidentally swear during the broadcasting.

He later took several races off to work as a color commentator for TNT's Nextel Cup coverage, replacing Benny Parsons after Parsons lost his battle with cancer. He returned to the 45 after a five race break but surrendered the car for two additional races later in the season. Early in the 2008 season, Petty Enterprises was purchased by Boston Ventures, causing Petty to step aside as the team's CEO. When the #45 car fell out of the top-35 in owner's points, he took a large portion of the season off, including races that did not conflict with his broadcasting duties. After fourteen races, his best finish was a 24th at Richmond. He finished 39th in his final 2008 start in the fall race at Phoenix International Raceway after getting swept up into a multi-car crash. According to the Yahoo! sports blog "From The Marbles", he was being slowly pushed out the door at Petty Enterprises. In December, Petty told NASCAR.com, "I don't work for Petty Enterprises. When they did their deal and sold to Boston Ventures....they pretty much let me know there wasn't a place for me there going into 2009."[5]

Any time he appeared on television with Speed, he wears a hat with a number 45 with a black line across the number, in memory of his son Adam. In the early 2010s he appeared on Fox Sports shows NASCAR Trackside , NASCAR Victory Lane and NASCAR RaceDay as a television personality. Since 2015 he works for NBC Sports, appearing on all of their NASCAR related shows and broadcasts.

Charity[edit]

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 called the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America.[6]

Music career[edit]

Petty is also known for his brief attempts as a professional country musician. He was signed to a record contract by RCA Records in 1986 and began work on an album with Don Light. His lone single from this period was The Other Guy, which led to appearances on Hee Haw and opening for acts such as Randy Travis and The Oak Ridge Boys. Due to disagreements with his record company and management, Petty later abandoned the album project.[7]

Later, Petty recorded a track entitled Oh King Richard, a tribute to his father Richard written by Rodney Crowell that was released in 1995 as part of a NASCAR-themed country music compilation album. A music video for the song was produced, featuring Petty playing an acoustic guitar in front of his father's No. 43 racecar, as Richard watched highlights of his career on a screen.[8]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NSCC Pts
1979 Petty Enterprises 42 Dodge RSD DAY CAR RCH ATL NWS BRI DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT TWS RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL
9
MCH
13
BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT
18
NWS CAR ATL
32
37th 559
Chevy ONT
14
1980 Dodge RSD DAY
DNQ
RCH 28th 1690
Chevy CAR
31
ATL
14
BRI DAR NWS
8
MAR
15
TAL NSV DOV
21
CLT
7
TWS RSD MCH
7
DAY NSV POC
7
TAL
9
MCH
12
BRI DAR RCH CLT
9
CAR
35
ATL ONT
35
Olds MAR
27
RahMoc Enterprises 75 Chevy DOV
23
NWS
1981 Petty Enterprises 43 Chevy RSD
20
12th 3335
42 Buick DAY
32
RCH
24
CAR
8
ATL
41
BRI
11
NWS
22
DAR
25
MAR
15
TAL
30
NSV
7
DOV
20
CLT
5
TWS
29
RSD
6
MCH
21
DAY
6
NSV
6
POC
8
TAL
7
MCH
19
BRI
28
DAR
24
RCH
22
DOV
7
MAR
19
NWS
18
CLT
20
CAR
37
ATL
8
RSD
37
1982 Pontiac DAY
23
RCH
20
BRI
11
ATL
26
CAR
27
DAR
18
NWS
14
MAR
27
TAL
4
NSV
27
DOV
29
CLT
17
POC
11
RSD
12
MCH
6
NSV
23
BRI
30
RCH
14
DOV
2
NWS
10
MAR
21
CAR
29
ATL
31
RSD 15th 3024
Ellington Racing 1 Buick DAY
38
POC
15
TAL
39
MCH
15
CLT
29
Chevy DAR
14
1983 Petty Enterprises 7 Pontiac DAY
33
RCH
14
CAR
15
ATL
35
DAR
31
NWS
30
MAR
11
TAL
30
NSV
17
DOV
11
BRI
11
CLT
8
RSD
6
POC
13
MCH
16
DAY
30
NSV
20
POC
11
TAL
11
MCH
14
BRI
11
DAR
35
RCH
12
DOV
26
MAR
12
NWS
16
CLT
18
CAR
24
ATL
20
RSD
13
13th 3261
1984 Ford DAY
40
RCH
17
CAR
31
ATL
38
BRI
26
NWS
5
DAR
24
MAR
8
TAL
15
NSV
11
DOV
13
CLT
37
RSD
8
POC
12
MCH
12
DAY
30
NSV
15
POC
8
TAL
22
MCH
17
BRI
24
DAR
32
RCH
6
DOV
14
MAR
10
CLT
17
NWS
20
CAR
24
ATL
22
RSD
28
16th 3159
1985 Wood Brothers Racing DAY
37
RCH
7
CAR
5
ATL
11
BRI
6
DAR
12
NWS
12
MAR
11
TAL
2
DOV
3
CLT
14
RSD
5
POC
14
MCH
12
DAY
5
POC
7
TAL
25
MCH
4
BRI
16
DAR
10
RCH
8
DOV
15
MAR
5
NWS
28
CLT
22
CAR
31
ATL
29
RSD
27
9th 3528
1986 DAY
16
RCH
1
CAR
11
ATL
28
BRI
9
DAR
9
NWS
8
MAR
5
TAL
31
DOV
19
CLT
20
RSD
41
POC
8
MCH
32
DAY
5
POC
8
TAL
9
GLN
9
MCH
28
BRI
30
DAR
14
RCH
20
DOV
3
MAR
6
NWS
14
CLT
13
CAR
10
ATL
7
RSD
15
10th 3537
1987 21 DAY
35
CAR
16
RCH
7
ATL
9
DAR
13
NWS
2
BRI
7
MAR
12
TAL
3
CLT
1
DOV
24
POC
3
RSD
24
MCH
3
DAY
17
POC
20
TAL
9
GLN
12
MCH
27
BRI
28
DAR
14
RCH
18
DOV
23
MAR
9
NWS
6
CLT
10
CAR
6
RSD
3
ATL
13
7th 3737
1988 DAY
18
RCH
18
CAR
19
ATL
5
DAR
40
BRI
7
NWS
5
MAR
17
TAL
8
CLT
16
DOV
33
RSD
14
POC
12
MCH
33
DAY
24
POC
18
TAL
15
GLN
34
MCH
8
BRI
13
DAR
28
RCH
6
DOV
6
MAR
22
CLT
11
NWS
16
CAR
9
PHO
17
ATL
22
13th 3296
1989 SABCO Racing 42 Pontiac DAY
DNQ
CAR ATL
4
RCH
DNQ
DAR
28
BRI NWS MAR TAL
28
MCH
6
DAY
14
POC
14
TAL
7
GLN MCH
9
BRI
27
DAR
14
RCH
32
DOV
11
MAR
30
CLT
29
NWS
31
CAR
10
PHO
21
ATL
6
30th 2099
Hendrick Motorsports Chevy CLT
17
DOV SON POC
1990 SABCO Racing Pontiac DAY
24
RCH
11
CAR
1*
ATL
6
DAR
13
BRI
10
NWS
10
MAR
16
TAL
7
CLT
17
DOV
9
SON
16
POC
10
MCH
8
DAY
10
POC
35
TAL
8
GLN
17
MCH
16
BRI
28
DAR
25
RCH
6
DOV
8
MAR
23
NWS
10
CLT
4
CAR
20*
PHO
41
ATL
41
11th 3501
1991 DAY
16*
RCH
25
CAR
1*
ATL
39
DAR
6
BRI
21
NWS
18
MAR
2
TAL
33
CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR
22
RCH
26
DOV
12
MAR
12
NWS
16
CLT
15
CAR
9
PHO
20
ATL
19
31st 2078
1992 DAY
6
CAR
29
RCH
20
ATL
8
DAR
27
BRI
19
NWS
28
MAR
18
TAL
10
CLT
3*
DOV
29
SON
12
POC
6
MCH
4
DAY
14
POC
7
TAL
6
GLN
1*
MCH
6
BRI
4
DAR
7
RCH
12
DOV
3
MAR
4
NWS
3
CLT
3*
CAR
1*
PHO
19
ATL
16
5th 3945
1993 DAY
31
CAR
32
RCH
5*
ATL
7
DAR
7
BRI
3
NWS
2
MAR
5
TAL
18
SON
5
CLT
14
DOV
29
POC
1*
MCH
12
DAY
33
NHA
8
POC
27
TAL
4
GLN
26
MCH
18
BRI
30
DAR
16
RCH
9
DOV
14
MAR
10
NWS
4
CLT
7
CAR
13
PHO
3
ATL
11
5th 3860
1994 DAY
39
CAR
8
RCH
5
ATL
13
DAR
11
BRI
20
NWS
4
MAR
26
TAL
13
SON
11
CLT
26
DOV
11
POC
12
MCH
17
DAY
34
NHA
8
POC
27
TAL
19
IND
25
GLN
37
MCH
6
BRI
15
DAR
12
RCH
38
DOV
6
MAR
24
NWS
26
CLT
30
CAR
36
PHO
6
ATL
22
15th 3339
1995 Team SABCO DAY
12
CAR
10
RCH
33
ATL
14
DAR
35
BRI
35
NWS
31
MAR
9
TAL
31
SON
28
CLT
29
DOV
1*
POC
39
MCH
42
DAY
7
NHA
37
POC
28
TAL
6
IND
25
GLN
39
MCH
42
BRI
DNQ
DAR
24
RCH
25
DOV
26
MAR
11
NWS
30
CLT
15
CAR
32
PHO
39
ATL
33
30th 2638
1996 DAY
18
CAR
11
RCH
20
ATL
22
DAR
12
BRI
15
NWS
30
MAR
30
TAL
18
SON
30
CLT
23
DOV
18
POC
20
MCH
38
DAY
24
NHA
28
POC
26
TAL
12
IND
38
GLN
23
MCH BRI DAR
17
RCH
18
DOV
8
MAR
8
NWS
31
CLT
41
CAR
25
PHO
29
ATL
DNQ
27th 2696
1997 PE2 Motorsports 44 Pontiac DAY
14
CAR
29
RCH
10
ATL
13
DAR
33
TEX
27
BRI
29
MAR
40
SON
13
TAL
40
CLT
14
DOV
5
POC
14
MCH
26
CAL
31
DAY
7
NHA
13
POC
8
IND
13
GLN
26
MCH
23
BRI
36
DAR
32
RCH
20
NHA
12
DOV
3
MAR
26
CLT
9
TAL
7
CAR
22
PHO
9
ATL
6
15th 3455
1998 DAY
11
CAR
24
LVS
22
ATL
36
DAR
29
BRI
38
TEX
17
MAR
34
TAL
38
CAL
42
CLT
30
DOV
42
RCH
24
MCH
36
POC
31
SON
26
NHA
8
POC
21
IND
14
GLN
6
MCH
29
BRI
12
NHA
33
DAR
28
RCH
39
DOV
41
MAR
29
CLT
18
TAL
20
DAY
22
PHO
36
CAR
39
ATL
29
30th 2675
1999 Petty Enterprises DAY
7
CAR
43
LVS
DNQ
ATL
43
DAR
31
TEX
DNQ
BRI
8
MAR
10
TAL
13
CAL
26
RCH
7
CLT
30
DOV
32
MCH
27
POC
19
SON
8
DAY
36
NHA
41
POC
16
IND
41
GLN
8
MCH
31
BRI
29
DAR
28
RCH
15
NHA
33
DOV
20
MAR
7
CLT
32
TAL
19
CAR
23
PHO
7
HOM
7
ATL
24
26th 3103
2000 DAY
25
CAR
31
LVS
29
ATL
26
DAR
25
BRI
24
TEX
DNQ
MAR
38
TAL
9
CAL
26
RCH
28
CLT DOV
DNQ
MCH
39
POC
41
SON
19
DAY
30
NHA POC
40
IND
DNQ
GLN
41
MCH
DNQ
BRI
22
DAR RCH NHA DOV TAL
QL
CAR PHO 41st 1441
Penske-Kranefuss Racing 12 Ford IND
32
Petty Enterprises 45 Pontiac MAR
31
CLT HOM
DNQ
ATL
2001 Dodge DAY
16
CAR
DNQ
LVS
DNQ
ATL
42
DAR
35
BRI
41
TEX
DNQ
MAR
42
TAL
DNQ
CAL
35
RCH
22
CLT
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
MCH
27
POC
34
SON
22
DAY
29
CHI
DNQ
NHA
26
POC
31
IND
DNQ
GLN
39
MCH
25
BRI
DNQ
DAR
26
RCH
25
DOV
43
KAN
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
TAL
33
PHO
43
CAR
43
HOM
16
ATL
30
NHA
23
43rd 1673
2002 DAY
41
CAR
37
LVS
30
ATL
15
DAR
14
BRI
12
TEX
21
MAR
20
TAL
10
CAL
17
RCH
23
CLT
13
DOV
20
POC
13
MCH
12
SON
17
DAY
19
CHI
24
NHA
37
POC
27
IND
25
GLN
29
MCH
25
BRI
15
DAR
13
RCH
17
NHA
39
DOV
16
KAN
15
TAL
16
CLT
20
MAR
37
ATL
14
CAR
30
PHO
32
HOM
31
22nd 3501
2003 DAY
13
CAR
35
LVS
31
ATL
34
DAR
36
BRI
34
TEX
INQ
TAL
11
MAR
34
CAL
28
RCH
27
CLT
30
DOV
43
POC
27
MCH
34
SON
27
DAY
23
CHI
27
NHA
32
POC
34
IND
40
GLN
42
MCH
16
BRI
34
DAR
27
RCH
34
NHA
30
DOV
32
TAL
DNQ
KAN
23
CLT
40
MAR
25
ATL
25
PHO
35
CAR
32
HOM
DNQ
37th 2414
2004 DAY
21
CAR
39
LVS
12
ATL
28
DAR
34
BRI
25
TEX
21
MAR
18
TAL
24
CAL
39
RCH
27
CLT
38
DOV
37
POC
37
MCH
18
SON
32
DAY
24
CHI
26
NHA
27
POC
19
IND
23
GLN
18
MCH
29
BRI
37
CAL
35
RCH
34
NHA
21
DOV
17
TAL
29
KAN
38
CLT
27
MAR
22
ATL
29
PHO
28
DAR
35
HOM
DNQ
33rd 2811
2005 DAY
17
CAL
18
LVS
25
ATL
36
BRI
8
MAR
18
TEX
24
PHO
31
TAL
43
DAR
28
RCH
33
CLT
17
DOV
19
POC
41
MCH
30
SON
27
DAY
19
CHI
27
NHA
29
POC
30
IND
13
GLN
20
MCH
33
BRI
25
CAL
41
RCH
27
NHA
21
DOV
8
TAL
24
KAN
29
CLT
15
MAR
14
ATL
25
TEX
21
PHO
19
HOM
27
27th 3288
2006 DAY
39
CAL
25
LVS
29
ATL
8
BRI
18
MAR
30
TEX
39
PHO
31
TAL
18
RCH
26
DAR
18
CLT
25
DOV
27
POC
40
MCH
35
SON
21
DAY
28
CHI
28
NHA
28
POC
42
IND
27
GLN
30
MCH
31
BRI
34
CAL
35
RCH
34
NHA
37
DOV
25
KAN
29
TAL
38
CLT
22
MAR
10
ATL
17
TEX
11
PHO
25
HOM
28
32nd 2928
2007 DAY
42
CAL
22
LVS
28
ATL
34
BRI
20
MAR
22
TEX
35
PHO
30
TAL
18
RCH
25
DAR
25
CLT
3
DOV
34
POC MCH SON
39
NHA DAY CHI IND
32
POC
34
GLN
43
MCH BRI CAL
28
RCH
35
NHA
37
DOV
40
KAN
21
TAL
28
CLT
18
MAR
21
ATL
13
TEX
42
PHO
29
HOM
34
35th 2312
2008 DAY
34
CAL
38
LVS
41
ATL
32
BRI
28
MAR
DNQ
TEX PHO
DNQ
TAL
32
RCH
27
DAR
41
CLT
36
DOV POC MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN
QL¤
MCH BRI
31
CAL
38
RCH
24
NHA DOV
40
KAN
41
TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO
39
HOM 44th 879
- Qualified for Steve Grissom · Qualified but replaced by Christian Fittipaldi · ¤ - Qualified for Boris Said
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1980 Petty Enterprises Dodge DNQ
1981 Buick 11 32
1982 Pontiac 12 23
1983 7 33
1984 Ford 15 40
1985 Wood Brothers Racing 6 37
1986 7 16
1987 20 35
1988 21 18
1989 SABCO Racing Pontiac DNQ
1990 22 24
1991 6 16
1992 33 6
1993 1 31
1994 26 39
1995 Team SABCO 13 12
1996 29 18
1997 PE2 Motorsports Pontiac 30 14
1998 39 11
1999 Petty Enterprises Pontiac 24 7
2000 42 25
2001 Dodge 28 16
2002 34 41
2003 30 13
2004 33 21
2005 33 17
2006 12 39
2007 29 42
2008 39 34

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 NBGNC Pts
1982 36 Pontiac DAY RCH BRI MAR DAR HCY SBO CRW RCH LGY DOV HCY CLT ASH HCY SBO CAR CRW SBO HCY LGY IRP
25
BRI HCY RCH MAR
22
CLT HCY MAR 101st 185
1986 Randy Hope Motorsports 47 Buick DAY
12
CAR HCY MAR
17
BRI DAR
28
SBO LGY JFC DOV CLT
9
SBO HCY ROU IRP SBO RAL OXF SBO HCY LGY ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR ROU CLT
26
CAR MAR 42nd 456
1988 Petty Enterprises 30 Ford DAY
12
HCY CAR
14
MAR DAR
37
BRI
18
LNG NZH SBO NSV CLT
14
DOV
34
ROU LAN LVL MYB OXF SBO HCY LNG IRP
8
ROU BRI DAR
15
RCH DOV
30
MAR CLT
37
CAR
25
MAR 43rd 537
1989 Highline Racing 82 Pontiac DAY CAR MAR HCY DAR BRI NZH SBO LAN NSV CLT
33
DOV DOV
4
MAR CLT CAR MAR 61st 370
81 Buick ROU
7
LVL VOL MYB SBO HCY DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH
1990 42 Pontiac DAY
32
RCH
30*
CAR
2*
MAR HCY DAR
37
BRI
3
LAN SBO NZH
36
HCY CLT
25
DOV
DNQ
ROU VOL MYB OXF NHA
22
SBO DUB IRP
13
ROU BRI
16
DAR RCH DOV
30
MAR CLT NHA CAR MAR 35th 1079
1995 Team SABCO 42 Pontiac DAY CAR RCH ATL NSV DAR BRI HCY NHA NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR HOM
DNQ
NA -
1996 Shaver Motorsports 49 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL NSV DAR BRI HCY NZH CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NHA TAL IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT
34
CAR HOM
17
72nd 173
1997 DAY
24
CAR RCH TAL
4
NHA NZH CLT
38
DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB GTY
35
IRP MCH
DNQ
BRI DAR RCH
33
DOV CLT CAL CAR HOM 60th 422
Pontiac ATL
DNQ
LVS DAR HCY TEX BRI NSV
1998 Andretti-Laird Racing 96 Chevy DAY CAR LVS NSV DAR BRI TEX
12
HCY TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV RCH PPR GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT GTY CAR ATL HOM 91st 127
2000 Petty Enterprises 45 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSV TAL CAL RCH NHA CLT DOV
26
SBO MYB GLN MLW
8
NZH
5
PPR GTY
9
IRP
15
MCH
11
BRI
19
DAR
13
RCH
29
DOV
40
CLT
17
CAR
15
MEM
21
PHO
16
HOM
9
31st 1710

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 NCTC Pts
1997 McCray Racing 42 Chevy WDW TUS HOM PHO POR EVG I70 NHA TEX BRI NZH MLW LVL CNS HPT IRP FLM NSV GLN RCH MAR SON MMR CAL
11
PHO LVS 100th 130

International Race of Champions[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position. * – Most laps led.)

International Race of Champions results
Season Make 1 2 3 4 Pos. Points
1994 Dodge DAY
5
DAR
5
TAL
7
MCH
8
7th 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ McFadin, Daniel (December 21, 2017). "Kyle Petty, wife Morgan, expecting first child Overton Petty". NBC Sports. Retrieved December 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ Kyle Petty Career Statistics
  3. ^ Kyle Petty, Son of Richard Lyrics
  4. ^ "NASCAR: Pocono crash sets high mark in black-box era, Sadler says". autoweek.com. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ Menzer, Joe (December 9, 2008). "Kyle Petty no longer a part of storied Petty Enterprises". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on December 14, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Whelen celebrates stop for Petty Charity Ride". Archived from the original on 2007-07-25. 
  7. ^ http://www.racing-reference.info/showblog?id=2806
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv6C-e01xh4

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