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American former stock car racing driver who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series (now called the NASCAR Cup Series), most notably driving the No. 43 Plymouth/Pontiac for Petty Enterprises. Wikipedia
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Sentences forRichard Petty
- Initially, the team had planned to field a car for seven-time Cup champion Richard Petty with funding from country music business mogul C.K. Spurlock, but the deal failed to materialize.
- After the Daytona 500, Busch stated that he could "obtain 200 wins from all three national touring series combined" before he retires, which would tie Richard Petty's record.
- It appeared Harvick was on track to tie Richard Petty for most straight Top 2 finishes, but this streak came to an end with an eighth-place finish at Martinsville.
- At Pocono, he tied Bill Elliott for the most wins at the track with five, and at Atlanta, he defeated Johnson to claim his 85th career win, third-most of all time behind Richard Petty and David Pearson.
- In perhaps the most famous and most well known NASCAR race, the 1979 Daytona 500, held February 18, 1979, a race that Richard Petty won, Waltrip was a pre-race favorite to win the race.
- In 2016 Johnson won another five races on his way to his record-tying seventh championship in 2016, joining Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt.
- Harvick's 119 combined national series wins currently rank him third all-time in NASCAR history, behind Richard Petty and Kyle Busch respectively, while his 58 Cup wins are the ninth most in series history.
- That occasion was only the second time that a father had raced against two sons – Lee Petty and his two sons Richard and Maurice had previously accomplished the feat.
- In 1960, Richard Petty became the youngest winner at Martinsville, at 22 years, 288 days; to date Petty has the most wins (15).
- Busch is only the third driver to cross over between NASCAR and NHRA, the other two being Richard Petty and John Andretti.
- At Bristol, he was strong early, and had a chance to become the first driver since Richard Petty to start a season with four straight Top 2 finishes, until tire problems forced him to make an unscheduled stop, leaving him to finish 24th, four laps down.
- With the win at Loudon, Kenseth joined Richard Petty as the only two drivers to win in their 500th race start.
- Johnson's seven Cup championships, five of which are consecutive, are tied with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the most all time; his successes have caused many analysts and fellow drivers to consider Johnson as one of the greatest NASCAR drivers of all time.
- He is tied in first with Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Richard Petty for most NASCAR Cup Series championships, with 7.
- In the 1975 Winston 500, Randy Owens, brother-in-law of Richard Petty and a crew member on the family team Petty Enterprises (father of current NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Trent Owens), was killed by an air tank that exploded in the pits.
- The inaugural race, known as the Mason-Dixon 300, was won by Richard Petty.
- In the first playoff race, the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington, despite being out of the playoffs, Johnson ran in the top five for most of the night in a throwback scheme that combined those of Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty, to honor the two other seven-time champions.
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