Adam Petty


Adam Petty

1980 - 2000


Car:   No. 45  Chevrolet

Primary Sponsor:  Sprint

Owner:   Petty Enterprises

Crew Chief:  Chris Hussey


Career Statistics

Year Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Money
1999 29 0 3 4 391,920
2000 14 0 0 0 153,830
Total 43 0 3 4 545,750



Born: July 10, 1980 in High Point, NC

Began racing as six-year-old in go-karts.

Sports' only fourth generation athlete, member of the Petty legacy. Great-grandson of Lee; grandson of "The King" Richard, son of Kyle.

Made NASCAR debut in 1997 in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. He ran 25 races.

October 17, 1998, Adam made his first NASCAR Busch Series start at Gateway International Raceway - finishing 27th.

Busch Series starts: 43

Busch Series Top 5 finishes: 3

Busch Series Top 10 finishes: 4

Best Busch Series finish: 4th (California Speedway, 1999 Auto Club 300)

Final 1999 Busch Series Points Position: 20th; 2000 Busch Series Points Position: 24th

Started in two NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races in 1999: Richmond International Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway.

Made first appearance on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series circuit at Texas Motor Speedway on April 2, 2000. Started 33rd and finished 40th.

Other motorsports experience includes: American Speed Association (ASA) and Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA).

Adam Petty lost his life at Louden, New Hampshire on May 12, 2000 while running in a practice session. His throttle became stuck and was no way to stop in such short time.