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Richard Petty 
Richard Petty
Richard Petty

Born: July 2, 1937 (age 80) in Level Cross

Richard Petty

Racecar driver

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Richard Lee Petty, nicknamed The King, is a former NASCAR driver who raced in the Strictly Stock/Grand National Era and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

He is most well known for winning the NASCAR Championship seven times, winning a record 200 races during his career, winning the Daytona 500 a record seven times, and winning a record 27 races in the 1967 season alone.

Statistically he is the most accomplished driver in the history of the sport and is one of the most respected figures in motorsports as a whole.

He also collected a record number of poles and over 700 top-ten finishes in his 1,184 starts, including 513 consecutive starts from 1971–1989.

Petty was the only driver to ever win in his 500th race start, until Matt Kenseth joined him in 2013.

Petty is a member of the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

He was inducted into the Hall in 2010.

Petty is a second generation driver.

His father, Lee Petty, won the first Daytona 500 in 1959 and was also a 3 time NASCAR champion.

Richard's son Kyle was also a well-known NASCAR driver.


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