Kyle Petty career summary

KYLE PETTY Born: Randleman, N.C. Resides: High Point, N.C. D.O.B.: 6/2/60 Spouse: Patti Children: Adam, July 10, 1980 Austin, March 24, 1982 Montgomery Lee, December 17, 1985 Drives Coors Light-sponsored ...

KYLE PETTY

Born: Randleman, N.C. Resides: High Point, N.C. D.O.B.: 6/2/60 Spouse: Patti Children: Adam, July 10, 1980 Austin, March 24, 1982 Montgomery Lee, December 17, 1985

Drives Coors Light-sponsored Pontiac Grand Prix owned by Felix Sabates... Won ARCA 200 at Daytona in 1979, his first race of any type on a closed course... 411 Winston Cup Starts, 7 wins, 8 poles, $6,488,824 in career winnings (14th on all-time list, need $1,266,585 to surpass his father, Richard, who is in 10th place)... First win came in 170th start, 1986 Miller High Life 400 at Richmond... First pole came in 277th attempt, 1990 Goodwrench 500 at Rockingham... First third-generation driver to win Winston Cup race. Grandfather Lee won first in '49; father, Richard won first in '60... First Petty to win $1 million or more in a season, 1992... Career-best fifth in '92 and '93 Winston Cup points, but slid to 15th in '94... $806,332 in '94 earnings with two top-five finishes... Won pole position for 1993 Daytona 500.

The most flamboyant, fashion-conscious driver on the Winston Cup circuit... Once dabbled in a country-music career... Probably could succeed in stand-up comedy career... Enjoys shopping, the beach, playing golf and riding his Harley.

WINSTON CUP VICTORIES: 1986: Richmond 1987: Charlotte 1990: Rockingham 1991: Rockingham 1992: Watkins Glen, Rockingham 1993: Pocono

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kyle Petty , Felix Sabates