Lee Petty

Race Car Driver

Birthday March 14, 1914

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace North Carolina

DEATH DATE Apr 5, 2000 (86)

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International Motorsports Hall of Fame member won the inaugural Daytona 500, and numerous other races.

Before Fame

He was 35 years of age before he sat down to race his first stock car.


He finished in the Top 5 in points during the first 11 seasons of NASCAR, winning the championship three times.

Family Life

Richard Petty, his son, became a renowned NASCAR racer in his own right.

Associated With

Dale Earnhardt was another NASCAR great racer from North Carolina.