Adam Petty

Race Car Driver

Birthday July 10, 1980

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Trenton, NJ

DEATH DATE May 12, 2000 (19)

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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.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

His father was former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty.

Associated With

His grandfather was renowned NASCAR driver Richard Petty.