Kyle Petty joins NBC Sports' broadcast team

LAS VEGAS (AP) Kyle Petty will join NBC Sports Network's broadcast team for next year's NASCAR coverage.

The former Cup driver had been an analyst on the network's ''NASCAR America'' show this season. He'll now join host Krista Voda for prerace and postrace shows for Sprint Cup and Xfinity (formerly Nationwide) race telecasts on NBC and NBC Sports Network.

NBC and NBCSN will telecast the final 20 Cup races and 19 Xfinity races in 2015.

Petty won eight races as a driver from 1979 through 2008. He's held several different televisions roles, and has been a color analyst for TNT and a studio analyst for Fox Sports.

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