In the spotlight: Kyle Petty

Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2002

HOMETOWN: Randleman, N.C.

LIVES: Trinity, N.C.

JOB: Car owner and driver of the No. 45 Sprint Dodge Intrepid on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series

2002 RECORD: Twenty-six starts, one top-10 finish and $1,509,358 in earnings to be 21st in point standings

PERSONAL NOTES: Grandson of three-time NASCAR champion Lee Petty and son of seven-time champion Richard Petty ... Organizes the Kyle Petty Charity Ride, a motorcycle trip from California to North Carolina, every year to raise money for a variety of children's charities ... Had a short recording career 20 years ago

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Won eight races as a driver, the last coming at Dover, Del., in 1995 ... Now serves as the chief executive officer of Petty Enterprises, a racing business started by his grandfather more than 50 years ago

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