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Richard Petty

Known as “The King”, Richard Petty’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series records are staggering.

  • Inducted: 2010
  • Position:Driver

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Hometown

Level Cross, NC

Born

07/02/1937

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Championships

7 Premier Series
(1964, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979)

Competed

1958-1992

Starts / Wins / Poles

1,185 / 200 / 123

The King

Petty’s success continued even after his retirement from driving in 1992.

Richard Petty is called "The King" for good reason. Petty has racked up most wins (200), most poles (123), tied for most championships (seven), most wins in a season (27), most Daytona 500 wins (seven), most consecutive wins (10) and most starts (1,185).

Petty’s success continued even after his retirement from driving in 1992. He would still hold the top spot in the family business—Petty Enterprises, and now, Richard Petty Motorsports. In all, Petty Enterprises totaled 268 victories before merging with Gillett Evernham Motorsports for the 2009 season to become Richard Petty Motorsports.