- Published: Friday, 10 March 2017 14:40
Kyle Petty will serve as the honorary starter of the 65th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. Petty will wave the green flag on Saturday at 10:40 am as 46 cars begin their 12-hour journey at America's toughest endurance race.
Kyle Petty is an auto racing icon, a champion of philanthropy and one of the most popular personalities in NASCAR. The son of NASCAR champion Richard Petty and grandson of NASCAR pioneer Lee Petty - Kyle followed in their footsteps, starting his 30-year NASCAR career as a Sprint Cup driver in 1979 at age 19, before also becoming an owner and media commentator.
In 2004, Kyle and the Petty family opened the doors to Victory Junction - a camp created for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses - in honor of his late son, Adam Petty.