is the son of the King (#43) Richard Petty, the
Grandson of Lee Petty (#42) and the father of
Adam Petty (#45). His father had given up on the
Magnum midway in the 1978 season and parked them
in the corner of his shop. When his son broke
into ARCA in 1979, Richard duster off one of the
Magnums for him to race -- and he took a first
place at Daytona. In NASCAR -- he took the
Magnum to a 9th place finish.
Robbins gave up Lee Petty's old number 42 for
Kyle to initially use -- but he later changed to
#44 when it became available.