Kyle Eugene Petty (born June 2, 1960) is an American stock car racing driver. Now retired, he formerly competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and is currently a co-host for NASCAR America, which is on NBCSN. He also commentated for TNT in the summer. He is the son of racer Richard Petty, grandson of racer Lee Petty, and father of Adam Petty. He and his wife Pattie have two other children: Austin and Montgomery Lee. He last drove the #45 Dodge Charger for Petty Enterprises, where he formerly served as CEO. He appeared in the 1983 Burt Reynolds movie Stroker Ace. Petty was born in Randleman, North Carolina.