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Richard Petty

Born: July 2, 1937
Auto racer

7-time winner of Daytona 500; 7-time NASCAR national champ (1964,67,71-72,74-75,79); first stock car driver to win $1 million in career; all-time NASCAR leader in races won (200), poles (127) and wins in a single season (27 in 1967); retired after 1992 season; son of Lee (55 career wins), father of Kyle (8 career wins), grandfather of Adam; nicknamed “The King”.


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