Richard Petty

Race Car Driver

Birthday July 2, 1937

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Level Cross, NC

Age 86 years old

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NASCAR driver who won the Daytona 500 seven times over the course of his legendary career. His racing team Richard Petty Motorsports became one of the most successful teams on the circuit.

Before Fame

He grew up with racing, as his father was a champion racer himself.


He was known as The King and became a 7-time Winston Cup Series Champion.

Family Life

He had four children, including NASCAR driver Kyle Petty, with his wife Lynda. 

Associated With

He gave a voice cameo in the movie Cars with Jay Leno.


Richard Petty Highlights
Richard Petty Highlights