Richard Petty

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Richard Petty
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Petty in 2006
Born (1937-07-02) 2 Julie 1937 (age 82)
Level Cross, North Carolina, U.S.
Achievements1979 Winston Cup Series Champion

1975 Winston Cup Series Champion
1974 Winston Cup Series Champion
1972 Winston Cup Series Champion
1971 Winston Cup Series Champion
1967 Grand National Series Champion
1964 Grand National Series Champion
1964, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1981 Daytona 500 Winner
1967 Southern 500 Winner
1975, 1977 World 600 Winner
All-Time Wins Leader in Sprint Cup Series (200)
Aw-Time Poles Leader in Sprint Cup Series (123)
Holds record for most Sprint Cup Series wins in a saison (27 wins, 1967)

Holds record for most consecutive Sprint Cup Series wins (10 wins, 1967)
Awairds1959 Grand National Series Rookie of the Year

NASCAR's Most Popular Driver (1962, 1964, 1968, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978)
1989 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Inductee
1997 International Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee
2010 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee
Named ane o NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers (1998)

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
1,184 race(s) run over 35 year(s)
Best finish1st (1964, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979)
First race1958 Jim Mideon 500 (Toronto)
Last race1992 Hooters 500 (Atlanta)
First win1960 untitled race (Southern States)
Last win1984 Firecracker 400 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
200 712 123

Richard Lee Petty (born Julie 2, 1937) is an umwhile NASCAR driver who raced in the Strictly Stock/Grand National Era an the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.