Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937), nicknamed “The King”, is an American previous stock vehicle hustling driver who dashed from 1958 to 1992 in the previous NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series (presently called the NASCAR Cup Series), generally prominently driving the No. 43 Plymouth/Pontiac for Petty Enterprises.
He was the primary driver to bring home the Cup Series title multiple times (a record now attached with Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson), while likewise winning a record 200 races during his vocation. This included winning the Daytona 500 a record multiple times and winning a record 27 races (10 of them successively) in one season (1967).
During his 35-year profession, Petty gathered a record number of shafts (123) and more than 700 top 10 completions in a record 1,184 beginnings, including 513 sequential beginnings from 1971 to 1989. Negligible was the first driver to win in quite a while 500th race start, being joined by Matt Kenseth in 2013. He was drafted into the debut class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010. Frivolous is a second-age driver.
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