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Richard Petty
Name : Richard Petty
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Date of Birth : 1937-07-02
Place of Birth : Randleman, North Carolina
Country Of Nationality : United States
TNN Categories : Athletes
Brief Bio : Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is a former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver. "The King", as he is nicknamed, is most well-known for winning the Sprint Cup seven times (Dale Earnhardt is the only... - More...
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Gordon is back in the race to catch the greats
SportingNews.com - USA - At every stop on the Nextel Cup tour, one part of the pre-race ceremony is much the same. As the starting lineup is introduced, drivers walk across a stage to cheers and/or boos or general disinterest, and several stop to pick up some goofy award from the previous week's race.

Photographers generally snooze through much of this exercise. But every one of them perked up last month at Daytona when Jeff Gordon, the race's pole sitter, was introduced. Joining Gordon on stage as part of a celebration of former Daytona 500 champions were Richard Petty and Darrell Waltrip.

This was a photo
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Posted 8/1/2007 12:08:25 AM | Permalink
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Racing legend Petty to appear in Bar Harbor
Bangor Daily News - Bangor, ME, USA - Seven-time NASCAR points champion Richard Petty will be on hand July 14 when the 13th annual Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America gets under way at the Harborside Hotel, Spa and Marina in Bar Harbor.

It will kick off at 8 a.m.

The motorcycle ride across the country features NASCAR celebrities, ride sponsors, motorcycle enthusiasts and fans.

The ride has logged more than 45,000 miles and included more than 5,350 riders while donating more than $9 million to charity.

The ride is expected to go from Bar Harbor through Ellsworth before heading into Belfast and Augusta and on to Interstate-95 to Portland. The
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Posted 7/6/2007 12:07:58 AM | Permalink
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Kyle Petty ensuring racing remains a family affair
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA - Don't be fooled by the rural North Carolina roots. Kyle Petty has royal blood in his veins.

"There are two kings," Petty said. "Elvis and The King."

The King, of course, is his father, Richard Petty, winner of seven NASCAR championships and the reigning patriarch of one of the first families of stock car racing.

Kyle is in the Bay Area for Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, where he'll race and be wired for commentary on the TNT broadcast of the Nextel Cup race over the 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course.

The Petty dynasty began with Lee, one of the sports first superstars.
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Celebrities : Kyle Petty, Richard Petty
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Posted 6/22/2007 12:06:18 AM | Permalink
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Richard Petty Driving Experience to Become Presenting Sponsor of USAC Thunder Midget Racing Series
Auto Racing Daily - USA - Officials of the United States Auto Club announced today that Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE) will become the presenting sponsor of the USAC Wednesday Night Thunder midget racing series competing at Mt. Lawn Speedway (New Castle, IN) and Plymouth Speedway (Plymouth, IN). The Series races every Wednesday night through the end of August. Richard Petty Driving Experience will also become the “Official Driving Experience” of USAC.

Drivers in all three Wednesday Night Thunder Presented by Richard Petty Driving Experience divisions will compete on a head-to-head basis using the international points system for the Adam Petty Trophy, given to the overall champion.
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Posted 6/4/2007 12:06:49 AM | Permalink
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