In a Dangerous Sport, Kyle Petty Depends on Jesus Christ to Protect Him


He is a former NASCAR driver and is currently a co-host for NASCAR RaceDay and panel member for NASCAR Smarts. He participated in 885 races during his career. He came in first place eight times and finished in the top ten 184 times. He is active in many charitable causes, such as the Victory Junction Gang Camp for terminally-ill children, which he established to honor his late son, as well as an annual charity motorcycle ride across the country called the Chick-fil-a Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America which raises money to support terminally-ill children.

He accepted Christ as his Saviour after a racing-related accident took the life of his uncle. He said, “When I was 15, my uncle was killed in a pit road accident, and I was right there with him. I realized how close I came to being killed. If I was going to be in this sport, I needed Someone to protect me. You can’t do it on your own. I gave my life over to the Lord. Every time I get into a race car, I turn everything over to Him. Unless you build your house on the Rock, Jesus, it’s going to fall.”

His faith in God helped carry him and his wife through the grief that followed the death of their son who also lost his life on the racetrack. He said, “I must have gotten 20 million help books on how to deal with grief. But the only help book there is is the Bible. Walk to your Bible, open up your Bible and the Lord will lead you to a passage. There’s a relevant passage that he will lead you to to deal with what’s going on in your life today. And that’s everyday — not just in the hard times… God wouldn’t give me more than I can handle. I can handle this, but I can’t handle it alone. By saying, ‘Lord, you’ve got to help me,’ that burden is lifted off your shoulders. It’s still hard, but there’s always help there and you always feel like somebody’s walking with you… It’s just an amazing comfort to know that you can turn everything over to Jesus Christ.” His name is Kyle Petty.

This is the “Chief of Sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, and just as Kyle Petty gave his life to Christ, may I encourage you to do the same. The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” If you want to know Jesus Christ today as your personal Saviour as George Foreman does, all you have to do is acknowledge and realize that you have done some bad things in your life which are called sin; you have sinned against God. The Bible says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Then believe on Jesus Christ for salvation, and pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will. The Bible says in Romans 10:9, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:13 states, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me the following simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

Believe by faith. Share the faith. and Keep the faith! God Bless You!