'Dinner Drive with Kyle Petty' to blend cars, conversation and local eats, starting July 8

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'Dinner Drive with Kyle Petty' to blend cars, conversation and local eats, starting July 8
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Kyle Petty has logged plenty of miles over the years, whether on the track during his NASCAR driving career or in the many cross-country motorcycle trips he’s made with others in his long-running charity ride. This summer, Petty will add some more intimate miles to his personal odometer in a new prime-time show.

“Dinner Drive with Kyle Petty” is set for a July 8 premiere (8 p.m. ET) on the Nashville-based Circle Network. The show places Petty with several personalities — both inside and outside the world of motorsports — in their home environment. Each guest will feature a vehicle that holds special meaning for them, and Petty will be along for the ride to grab food at a favorite local eatery, where one-on-one conversation will follow.

“Dinner Drive will feature an inside look at the lives and cars of some of the biggest names in sports, music, and entertainment, including sentimental stories of their upbringing, professional careers, and personal lives,” Kyle Petty said in a news release. “I‘m excited for viewers to pull up a chair and join us at the table as we have candid conversations about life with each guest.”

The guest list for the weekly series is star-studded. NASCAR.com shared an exclusive first look at clips from the first episode, where Petty meets up with Dale Earnhardt Jr., gets acquainted with his vintage Chevy S10 pickup truck, and shares conversation at a local pizza joint in his Mooresville, N.C., stomping grounds.

The full schedule of guests:

  • July 8: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

  • July 15: Davis Love III

  • July 22: Darius Rucker

  • July 29: Mario Andretti

  • Aug. 5: Ric Flair

  • Aug. 12: Richard Petty

  • Aug. 19: Herschel Walker

  • Aug. 26: Pitbull