Petty Family Foundation

The Petty Family Foundation has a strong belief in family values, integrity, education, and compassion for others. It is these ideals upon which the Petty Family Foundation was built. We aspire to enrich the lives of families affected by serious illness and injury through a variety of charitable events and educational programs.\r\n\r\nWith the help of others, the Petty Family Foundation will build stronger communities as well as bring joy to the lives of those in need. This is our enduring legacy.\r\n\r\nThe Petty name is synonymous with grace, achievement, and philanthropy. While it is the winningest surname in NASCAR history, the Petty legacy extends far beyond success on the track.\r\n\r\nAfter a long day behind the wheel, when the sport was just a fledgling series, Richard Petty could be observed signing autographs for children who took the time to stand in line. A fortunate few grew up to become NASCAR drivers themselves. All became life-long fans, the signatures obtained in their youth evidence they had been in the presence of greatness. During a time when a driver’s wife went largely unseen, Lynda Petty was busy helping to found the Women’s Auxiliary of Motorsports. The Petty family legacy in the sport of NASCAR is undeniable.\r\n\r\nToday, the Petty Family Foundation is leading the race to make a lasting difference in the lives of those in need.