Richard Lee Petty , nicknamed "The King", is an American former stock car racing driver who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series , most notably driving the No. 43 Plymouth/Pontiac for Petty Enterprises. He was the first driver to win the Cup Series championship seven times , while also winning a record 200 races during his career. This included winning the Daytona 500 a record seven times and winning a record 27 races in one season . 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. Petty remains very active in the sport as both a NASCAR team owner in the Cup Series, and owner of Petty's Garage in Level Cross, North Carolina.
|Born||Richard Lee Petty|
July 2, 1937
Level Cross, Randolph County, North Carolina, U.S.
|Achievements||1964, 1967, Grand National Series Champion|
1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979 Winston Cup Series Champion
Tied with Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson for most NASCAR Cup Series Championships (7)
1964, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1981 Daytona 500 Winner
1967 Southern 500 Winner
1975, 1977 World 600 Winner
1983 Winston 500 Winner
All-Time Wins Leader in NASCAR Cup Series (200)
All-Time Poles Leader in NASCAR Cup Series (123)
Holds record for most NASCAR Cup Series wins in a season (27 in 1967)
Holds record for most consecutive NASCAR Cup Series wins (10 in 1967)
Most all time wins at Daytona International Speedway (10)
|Awards||1959 Grand National Series Rookie of the Year|
NASCAR's Most Popular Driver (1962, 1964, 1968, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978)
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (1989)
International Motorsports Hall of Fame (1997)
NASCAR Hall of Fame (2010)
Diecast Hall of Fame (2011)
Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1992)
|NASCAR Cup Series career|
|1,184 races run over 35 years|
|Best finish||1st (1964, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979)|
|First race||1958 Jim Mideon 500 (Toronto)|
|Last race||1992 Hooters 500 (Atlanta)|
|First win||1960 untitled race (Southern States)|
|Last win||1984 Firecracker 400 (Daytona)|
|NASCAR Convertible Division career|
|15 races run over 2 years|
|Best finish||4th (1959)|
|First race||1958 Race No. 14 (Columbia)|
|Last race||1959 Race No. 14 (Greenville-Pickens)|
|First win||1959 Race No. 13 (Columbia)|
Over the course of his famous NASCAR career, he won the Daytona 500 seven times. Richard Petty Motorsports, his racing team, became one of the most successful on the circuit.
He had four children, including NASCAR driver Kyle Petty , with his wife Lynda.
His father was a champion racer, thus he grew up around racing.
He was known as The King and became a 5-time Winston Cup Series Champion.
Richard Petty's estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details have been updated below. Let's check, How Rich is He in 2021-2022? According to Forbes, Wikipedia, IMDB, and other reputable online sources, Richard Petty has an estimated net worth of $65 Million at the age of 85 years old in year 2022. He has earned most of his wealth from his thriving career as a Race car driver, Voice Actor, Restaurateur from United States. It is possible that He makes money from other undiscovered sources
At the age of 85,
Richard Petty height is 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m).
He gave a voice cameo in the movie Cars with Jay Leno .
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● Richard Petty was born on July 2, 1937 (age 85) in Level Cross, North Carolina, United States ● He is a celebrity race car driver ● His the best movies are Petty Blue (2010), Smash‑Up Alley, Speed Zone (1989), NASCAR: The Ride of Their Lives (2008) and The 1984 Firecracker 400: The... (1984) ● His spouse is Lynda Petty (m. 1959–2014)● His height is 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)● You can find His website below: http://richardpettymotorsports.com/
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