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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.

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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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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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Richard Petty is deeply invested in, involved with the NASCAR team that bears his name
Autoweek
But the team will also have a new manufacturer in Chevrolet, providing Wallace a fleet of the brand-new Cup Series Camaro ZL1s, which will be engineered at a new shop on the Richard Childress Motorsports campus in Welcome, North Carolina. Each of those ...

Yahoo Sports

Thad Moffitt, Richard Petty's grandson, makes Daytona debut in ARCA test
Yahoo Sports
Thad Moffitt, grandson of seven-time Cup champion Richard Petty, is the latest member of the Petty family to pilot a car at Daytona International Speedway. Moffitt, 17, made his Daytona debut Friday in an ARCA Racing Series test session driving a No ...

Q&A: NASCAR star Kyle Larson shares the dirt on his racing career
Autoweek
Kyle Larson has wheels on the asphalt, but his feet are solidly in the dirt. A 25-year-old Californian on the verge of superstardom in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Larson clings to his roots in short-track dirt racing, spinning and sliding ...

Grand Island Independent

Kevin Klatt, 50
Grand Island Independent
Kevin was a huge Richard Petty fan and had many mementos of Richard Petty. Kevin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold and Jeanne Klatt and “Buzz” and June Elliott; aunt and uncles, Joyce and Mike Elliott and Ken Ruisinger. Survivors ...

Southern Pines Pilot

Southern Pines Designer Creates Garden for Stock Car Royalty
Southern Pines Pilot
Mark Parson and Amanda Jacoby with renderings of the the Lynda Petty Memorial Garden at Reverie Place. ×. 4 remaining of 5. Thank you for Reading! We hope that you continue to enjoy our free content. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. It was 2015 ...

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Robert Yates' lifetime dedication to NASCAR to be honored
101 Sports (blog)
He built the powerplants for Bobby Allison's 1983 Cup championship team, and the engines used when Richard Petty drove to the 199th and 200th victories — his last — of his career. As a team owner, Yates won a championship with Dale Jarrett in 1999 ...

The Times Telegram

GoDaddy to sponsor Danica Patrick in 'Danica Double'
The Times Telegram
Patrick's brother-in-law is the team general manager, and fielding cars at Indy often comes down to which drivers have enough cash to make it a worthwhile effort. The Daytona piece isn't so complicated, even though the race is next month. All she needs ...
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