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Richard Petty
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Richard Petty


: 02 July 1937


: 80 years old


: Cancer


  • 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
When was Richard Petty born?02 July 1937
How old is Richard Petty in 2018? 80 years
Zodiac sign:Cancer

Richard Petty facts

  • He is best known for winning the NASCAR Championship seven times (Dale Earnhardt is the only other driver to accomplish this feat), winning a record 200 races during his career, winning the Daytona 500 a record seven times, and winning a record 27 races (10 of them consecutively) in the 1967 season alone (a 1972 rule change eliminated races under 250 miles (400 km) in length, reducing the schedule to 30 [now 36] races)
  • 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 (127) and over 700 Top 10 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
  • He was inducted into the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010
  • Petty is a second generation driver
  • His father, Lee Petty, won the first Daytona 500 in 1959 and was also a three-time NASCAR champion
  • His son Kyle is also a well-known NASCAR driver
  • His grandson, Adam, was killed in a practice crash at New Hampshire International Speedway on May 12, 2000, five weeks after Lee's death
  • Adam's brother Austin works on day-to-day operations of the Victory Junction Gang Camp, a Hole in the Wall Gang Camp established by the Pettys after Adam's death

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