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Kyle Petty is an analyst on NASCAR RaceDay and NASCAR Victory Lane and co-host of Trackside on SPEED.
Prior to stepping into his television analyst role, Petty enjoyed a 30-year NASCAR career, during which he
won eight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and posted 52 top-five and 173 top-10 finishes, in addition to
capturing eight pole positions. Petty, the son of seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Richard Petty
and grandson of NASCAR pioneer Lee Petty, began his transition to the TV booth in 2007 when he joined TNT's
broadcast team for six races, a role in which he has remained since.
Away from the race track, Petty devotes his time to the Victory Junction Gang Camp, a camp for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses that he and wife Pattie founded in honor of their late son, Adam. Additionally, Petty operates the annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America to benefit children's charities throughout the United States. Petty and Pattie have three children -- Adam (1980-2000), Austin and Montgomery Lee.
Kenny Wallace brings his trademark humor and laugh to his work as an analyst for NASCAR RaceDay and NASCAR Victory Lane on SPEED. However, he continues to compete in NASCAR and currently is scheduled to run a partial NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule in 2013 for RAB Racing in the No. 29 Toyota, as well as the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway in July. Wallace set the record in 2011 for most career Nationwide Series starts of any driver, and had amassed nine wins and 10 pole positions, 66 top-five and 173 top-10 finishes in 536 starts by the completion of the 2012 season. Currently entering his 25th year in the Nationwide Series, the St. Louis native has competed in 891 races in NASCAR's top three divisions since his 1988 NASCAR debut for Dale Earnhardt, and has set his sights on reaching his 900th start.
The brother of NASCAR drivers Rusty and Mike Wallace also finished runner-up in the points in 1991 and is one of only four drivers to have won the Most Popular Driver award multiple times. Wallace also maintains a rigorous dirt-racing schedule in the No. 36 Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar entry. He and wife, Kim, have three daughters.
John Roberts hosts NASCAR RaceDay and NASCAR Victory Lane for SPEED, the network's pre- and post-race shows
for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and NASCAR Live from the track each week. Roberts marks his 14th season with
the FOX family this year, a tenure which began when he was tabbed to host NASCAR This Morning, NASCAR RaceDay's
predecessor, for FOX Sports Net in 2001.
Prior to joining the FOX and SPEED family, Roberts worked as a sports anchor in Charlotte, N.C., Lynchburg, Va., Roanoke, Va., Richmond, Va., Spartanburg, S.C., and Harrisonburg, Va. A little known fact is the former basketball player supplemented his income years ago by operating a construction and landscaping business in Charlotte and is the craftsman behind the Adirondack chairs used each year on the Lake Lloyd “beach set” during SPEED's broadcasts from the infield at Daytona International Speedway. The Washington, D.C. native recently co-authored a book titled The Great Book of NASCAR Lists. Roberts has three children and resides in Cornelius, N.C.
Bob Dillner reports for NASCAR Victory Lane, NASCAR Live and SPEED Center, as well as SPEED's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice and qualifying sessions. On NASCAR Victory Lane, he hustles up and down pit road at the conclusion of every Cup Series race, bringing viewers immediate post-race reaction and emotion from drivers and crew chiefs. Dillner possesses vast motorsports television experience, serving as a reporter or play-by-play announcer for racing disciplines ranging from NASCAR to CART, IRL, NHRA, IHRA, ASA, World of Outlaws and the ARCA Racing Series. The Long Island, N.Y. native, who grew up following his racer father to short tracks across the Northeast, also is the owner of the short-track racing website www.speed51.com, one of the more popular sites in the industry. He is the father of two daughters and two sons and resides in Kannapolis, N.C., with his wife, Angie.
In addition to reporting for NASCAR RaceDay before the race, Wendy Venturini will also being reporting for NASCAR Victory Lane after the race for the 2012 season. This year marks her ninth year on the air for SPEED and her 12th overall with the network this season. The Chicago native also works as a pit road reporter for SPEED's Cup and Nationwide Series practice and qualifying broadcasts. She became the first woman to call an entire race on a national level during the July 2007 race at Infineon Raceway while working for DirecTV. Prior to her stint on NASCAR RaceDay, Venturini worked as a pit road reporter in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Racing Series on SPEED, among other NASCAR divisions. But before picking up a microphone, Venturini honed her skills as a feature producer for NASCAR This Morning (now NASCAR RaceDay). Venturini resides near Charlotte, N.C., with her husband and son.