Kyle Petty Biography
Kyle Petty is an American former stock car racing driver who is currently serving as a racing commentator. He last raced in 2008 in the No. 45 Dodge Charger for Petty Enterprises, where he had served as CEO.
How old is Kyle Petty? – Age
Petty is 63 years old as of 2023. He was born on June 2, 1960, in Randleman, Level Cross, North Carolina in United States.
How tall is Kyle Petty? – Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.
Kyle Petty’s Mother, Father – Family
Kyle was born and raised by his loving parents, Richard Lee Petty and Lynda Gsyle Petty. His grandpa, Lee Petty, is a three-time NASCAR champion and racing legend. He grew up alongside his three younger sisters, Sharon, Lisa, and Rebecca.
Kyle Petty’s Education
Petty graduated from Randleman High School in 1978. He excelled in football and basketball and got scholarships from numerous institutions, despite his father’s preference for racing. He later decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and won his maiden stock car race, the ACRA 200 at Daytona International Speedway, in 1979.
Is Kyle Petty Married? – Wife
Kyle has been married to his beautiful wife, Morgan Petty, since 2015. He was previously married to Pattie Petty from 1979 to 2012. He has six children: Adam Kyle Petty, Austin Kemp Petty, Montgomery Lee Petty Schlappi, Overton Owens Petty, Cotten Cable Petty, and Davant Isley Petty.
Kyle Petty’s Career
Petty won his first career race in 1986 and finished 10th overall. He was # 21 for Wood Brothers Racing until 1988, when he moved to # 42 for the rest of the season. In 1992, he won two races and came very close to winning the title.
Additionally, at the end of the 1993 season, he left the SABCO Racing team. He later won his final career as Cupwoman in the Miller Genuine Draft 500 at Dover in 1995. It is known that he is the only driver in NASCAR history to win multiple races in a single season.
Moreover, his own crew, PE2 Motorsports, won the Pontiac Grand Prix No. 44 Hot Wheels in 1997. That same year, he finished 15th in points, and all of the new teams finished first. Most notably, he only had two top 10 finishes and plummeted to 30th, forcing him to return to Petty Enterprises to manage his squad.
Furthermore, he attempted to finish 31st in two Cup races with the Sprint PCS Chevrolet no. 45 in Martinsville in 2000. He did not qualify for 12 events that season and did not finish higher than 16th. He then crashed his No. 45 car and reported an 80 g’s hit as a result of being a harsh driver.
Kyle is also recognised for his brief forays into the world of professional country music. In 1986, RCA Records signed him to a record contract and he began working on an album with Don Light. His only song from this time was “The Other Guy,” which led to gigs on Hee Haw and opening for Randy Travis and The Oak Ridge Boys.
Afterwards, he recorded “Oh King Richard,” a Rodney Crowell-penned tribute to his father Richard that was released in 1995 as part of a NASCAR-themed country music compilation CD. The song was accompanied by a music video in which Petty played an acoustic guitar in front of his father’s No. 43 race car as Richard viewed highlights of his father’s career on a screen.
Petty played himself in the 1983 film Stroker Ace and supplied voice work for the character of Cal Weathers (the nephew of Strip Weathers, who was voiced by Richard Petty) in the 2017 film Cars 3.
Kyle Petty’s Net Worth
Citing his racing career, Kyle has an estimated net worth of $20 Million to $25 Million (Approx.).
You can find and follow Petty on Twitter using the account name: @kylepetty