NASCAR driver Kyle Petty is replacing Rusty Wallace as keynote speaker for the International Roofing Expo.

Petty will speak at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 22 in the South Hall of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. His presentation will cover his professional journey from racecar driver to businessman and philanthropist.

Wallace had to cancel his speech due to another obligation, show officials said.

“With NASCAR taking place the same week as our show, we really wanted another speaker from the NASCAR world,” said Lindsay Roberts, expo director. “As a member of NASCAR's most famous family, Kyle Petty is the perfect replacement."

Bill Good, executive vice president of the National Roofing Contractors Association, the show’s official sponsor, agreed.

“Attendees and exhibitors will benefit from Petty’s motivational address,” he said. “His down-to-earth style makes him one of the most popular personalities in all of sports. I encourage our members to attend.”