Lynda Petty, 72, one of the first women of NASCAR, passed away at her home in Level Cross, North Carolina on Tuesday.
She was the wife of NASCAR legend, Richard Petty.
“Mrs. Lynda”, as some affectionately called her, battled cancer over the past several years.
She was revered the the NASCAR community as one of the strongest people in the sport. She set the benchmark for being a leader in her local community while raising a family in the fast-growing sport of stock car racing, according to the Petty family.
A private memorial service for family and friends will be held at Reverie Place in Randleman, North Carolina. Memorial donations may be made to: Petty Family Foundation, 311 Branson Mill Road, Randleman, NC 27317.