Bookmarks Presents Kyle Petty
Bookmarks presents stock-car racing star, country singer, and sports broadcaster Kyle Petty in conversation about his new book,
Swerve or Die: Life at My Speed in the First Family of NASCAR Racing.
Petty will be in conversation with ESPN journalist Ryan McGee.
Join us for this conversation and receive a pre-signed copy of the memoir. There is a donation add-on for admission to the post-event booksigning/meet & greet with Kyle Petty.
- When: Thursday, August 11 at 7 pm
- Where: The Winston Cup Museum Special Event Center (1355 North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive)
- Cost: $35 - $45
- Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bookmarks-presents-kyle-petty-tickets-384132359227
- Book: Swerve or Die: Life at My Speed in the First Family of NASCAR Racing
- A donation add-on for admission to the post-event booksigning
- No posed photography during the signing line
- No memorabilia will be signed
At this time we prefer guests to wear a mask. If Covid-19 guidelines or restrictions change, we will alert all ticket buyers of the requirements.
About Kyle Petty
Kyle Petty is a former American stock-car racer and current racing commentator on NBC Sports. He is the son of racing icon Richard Petty, the grandson of NASCAR pioneer Lee Petty and the father of rising racer Adam Petty, who was killed in a crash in May 2000. Outside of the sport, he is a musician, philanthropist, motivational speaker and TV host.
About the Book
“Born into racing royalty. The only son of NASCAR’s winningest driver ever. The grandson of one of the sport’s true pioneers. The nephew of our very first Hall of Fame engine builder. It’s quite a family to represent, and through it all, I’ve somehow managed to keep being Kyle.”
In Swerve or Die: Life at My Speed in the First Family of NASCAR Racing, Kyle chronicles his life on and off the racetrack, presenting his insider’s perspective of growing up throughout the sport’s popular rise in American culture. In between driving and running Petty Enterprises for thirty years, Kyle took some detours into country music, voiced Cal Weathers in Pixar’s Cars 3, and started his annual motorcycle Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. And when his nineteen-year-old son Adam, a fourth-generation racing Petty, tragically lost his life on the track, Kyle founded Victory Junction, a camp for children with chronic and serious medical conditions in Adam’s name—with help from Academy Award-winning actor and motorsports enthusiast Paul Newman. Filled with NASCAR history, stories of his family’s careers, and anecdotes about some of stock-car racing’s most famous drivers, Kyle’s memoir also tackles the sport’s evolution, discussing how welcoming diverse racers, improving car and track safety features, and integrating green technology will benefit NASCAR’s competitors and fans in the future.
About the Moderator
An ESPN senior writer, Ryan McGee is a regular contributor to ESPN.com, SportsCenter, E:60 and SEC Nation. McGee also co-hosts Marty and McGee, which airs Saturday mornings on SEC Network and ESPN Radio, discussing everything from college sports and auto racing to country music and mullets. He has authored four books, including the New York Times bestseller Racing to the Finish with Dale Earnhardt Jr., and the 2020 college football memoir Sidelines and Bloodlines, written with his father and brother. Next spring will bring his fifth, Welcome to the Circus of Baseball, a memoir about his summer working for the Asheville Tourists minor league baseball team.