Rebecca Petty Moffitt is a celebrity child best known as the daughter of Richard Petty, aka The King. Richard is a former American stock car racing driver who participated in races from 1958 to 1992. Richard raced in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series, currently known as NASCAR Cup Series. He also drove for the No. 43 Plymouth/Pontiac for Petty Enterprises. Rebecca is Richard’s daughter with his late wife, Lynda Owens. Keep on reading to learn more about her and her family.
Rebecca Petty Moffitt Bio
Rebecca Petty Moffitt is the daughter of car race driver Richard Petty and his late wife, Lynda Owens. She is the granddaughter of Lee Petty and Elizabeth Petty. Rebecca’s mother was an actress who performed the voice of Lynda Weathers in Disney Pixar’s Cars. Lynda Owens was married to Richard from 1959 until she died in 2014 of spinal cancer at their home in Level Cross, North Carolina.
Rebecca’s parents raised her away from the spotlight; hence little is known about her details. She attended Randleman High School from 1988 to1991, then enrolled at East Carolina University from 1991 to 1996.
For 18 years, Rebecca worked as the CEO of the Moffitt Family from 1994 until 2012. She has been Executive Director at the Petty Family Foundation since January 2008. Rebecca is married to Brian Moffitt, with whom she has a son named Thad Moffitt, who participates in car races.
Rebecca Petty Moffitt’s Siblings
Rebecca has three siblings: Kyle Petty, Lisa Petty Luck, and Sharon Farlow. Sharon is a retired school teacher serving on the School Board in Randolph County. She’s also the Petty Museum’s Director, dedicated to the Petty family’s NASCAR legacy.
Kyle followed in his father’s footsteps as a race car driver. However, he retired and is now a racing commentator. Lisa maintains a low profile, and little is known about her career path.
Rebecca Petty Moffitt’s Parents
Rebecca’s father, Richard Lee Petty, was born on 2 July 1937 and was nicknamed The King during his career as a race car driver. During his 35-year career, Petty competed in 1,184 races, made 200 wins, and collected 123 poles. He was the first driver to win in his 500th race start and was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 1959.
Petty is the son of Lee Petty, a race car driver who won the first Daytona 500 in 1959 and was a three-time NASCAR champion. Petty’s son, Kyle, was also a NASCAR driver before he became a racing commentator. Kyle’s son Adam (Petty’s grandson) died in a practice crash at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2000, five weeks after Lee Petty died.
The Pettys established Victory Junction, a SeriousFun Children’s Network Camp, after Adam’s death. Petty and his family resides in his hometown of Level Cross, North Carolina.
Did you know that Richard Petty is also involved in politics? That’s right; he was elected in 1978 and served at the Randolph County Commission as a Republican. He was reelected to the commission in 1982, 1986, and 1990. He was also the Republican nominee for North Carolina Secretary of State in 1996, but he lost to Senator Elaine Marshall.
Although Rebecca comes from a family of race car drivers, she chose a different career path that allows her to live a simple life away from public speculation.