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Richard Petty Family : All About His Parents, Siblings, Wife, Children

Richard Petty Family : All About His Parents, Siblings, Wife, Children—

Richard Petty is an American retired stock car racing driver who in the 1950s, began racing for NASCAR and quickly gained the nickname “The King.”

He is a member of the Petty Racing family. He was the first driver to win the Cup Series championship seven times, while also winning a record 200 races during his career. This included winning the Daytona 500 a record seven times and winning a record 27 races in one season (1967).

Richard Petty was inducted into the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010. He is also statistically, one of the most accomplished drivers in the history of NASCAR, having racked up the most wins (200), most poles (123), tied for most championships (seven), most wins in a season (27), most Daytona 500 wins (seven), most consecutive wins (10) and most starts (1,185).

He earns broad respect in motorsport where beyond driving, he remains very active as both a team owner (GMS Racing) in the Cup Series and owner of Petty’s Garage (a car restoration and modification shop) in Level Cross, North Carolina.

During his 35-year career, Petty collected a record number of poles (123) and over 700 top 10 finishes in a record 1,184 starts, including 513 consecutive starts from 1971 to 1989. Petty was the first driver to win in his 500th race start, being joined by Matt Kenseth in 2013.

Richard Petty
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Richard Petty Parents

Richard Lee Petty is the son of Elizabeth Petty (née Toomes) and Lee Petty. His father, Lee Petty, was also a notable figure in NASCAR, being one of its early pioneers and a successful racing driver.

Richard Petty Siblings

Petty had three siblings: Maurice Petty, Sharon Petty Farlow, and Elizabeth Rebecca “Reba” Petty.

Richard Petty Wife

Richard Petty was married to Lynda Petty until her passing in 2014. Lynda was born on 6 March 1942 in Guilford County, North Carolina, USA.

She was an actress, known for Cars (2006), ESPN SportsCentury (1999), and Petty Blue (2010). She died on 25 March 2014 in Level Cross, North Carolina, USA after a long battle with cancer.

Richard Petty Children

Richard Petty and his wife Lynda Owens had four children; Kyle Petty, Sharon Petty-Farlow, Lisa Petty-Luck, and Rebecca Petty-Moffit.

Kyle Petty: Born on June 2, 1960, Kyle is the oldest of Richard and Lynda’s children. He followed in his father’s footsteps and became a NASCAR driver, competing in the sport for over three decades. He has won eight Cup Series races and is also a co-host of NBC Sports’ coverage of NASCAR.

Lisa Petty Luck: Lisa is Richard and Lynda’s second child. She was born on March 20, 1962. Lisa has largely stayed out of the public eye and is not involved in the racing industry like her father and brother.

Rebecca Petty Moffit: Rebecca was born on April 4, 1964. She is the third child of Richard and Lynda and is also not involved in the racing industry. Rebecca is the president of the Petty Family Foundation, which works to support a variety of charitable causes.

Sharon Petty Farlow: Sharon is the youngest of Richard and Lynda’s children. She was born on November 27, 1965. Like her siblings, Sharon is not involved in racing. She is a homemaker and has three children.

Richard Petty Family Members

Spouse: Lynda Petty (m. 1959–2014).

Children: Kyle Petty, Rebecca Petty Moffit, Lisa Petty Luck, Sharon Farlow.

Grandchildren: Adam Petty, Austin Petty, Montgomery Petty, Davant Isley Petty, Kyle Farlow and Cotten Cable Petty.

Parents: Lee Petty and Elizabeth Petty.

Overall, the Richard Petty family has had a significant impact on NASCAR and the racing community. Richard’s success on the track and his dedication to the sport have made him a legend, while his children have continued the family’s legacy in their ways.

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