Fourth generation driver who raced in NASCAR, racking up four top-10 Busch series finishes and a single Winston Cup start before his tragic death in a car crash.
He was raised in High Point, North Carolina, and got into racing at a very young age.
He died while practicing at the New Hampshire International Speedway for the Busch 200, crashing head-on into turn three after his throttle stuck.
His father was former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty.
His grandfather was renowned NASCAR driver Richard Petty.