Richard Petty

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Richard Petty

Born

7/2/1937, Level Cross, NC

Birth Name

Richard Lee Petty

Gender

Male

Also Known As

The King
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Has 4 Children Has 11 Grand Children 200 Career NASCAR Winston Cup victories. Seven time NASCAR Winston Cup Champion. (1964, '67, '71, '72, '74, '75, '79) Seven Daytona 500 victories. (1964, '66, '71, '73, '74, '79, '81) 27 victories in one season. (1967) Entered in 1,185 races in…more

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    Richard Petty is a car owner and former driver in NASCAR. He has became known as "The King", because he reigns supreme to any other driver in history. With seven championships, he and Dale Earnhardt Sr. are tied for most championships in a career. He is the sole leader in career wins, however. He has 200 total wins in what's now called the Sprint Cup division in NASCAR. He won his 200th and final race at the Firecracker 400 in Daytona beach Florida in the early 90's. Today, his son Kyle is a announcer for races broadcast on TNT, and a former race driver. He is owner of the #45, driven mostly by Terry Labonte, and the #43, driven by Bobby Labonte. His legacy will continue to live on.moreless