Richard Petty

American racing driver

Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is a former NASCAR racing driver. Petty won 200 Cup races, more than any other driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.[1] Richard has also won the Winston Cup (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) seven times. Only Dale Earnhardt, Jimmie Johnson and Petty have this championship seven times. Richard is often called "The King" of NASCAR.[2]

Petty in 2006.


  1. "Class of 2011 Nominee; Richard Petty". Archived from the original on 2010-09-11. Retrieved 2011-03-24.
  2. "Richard Petty Still The King?". Archived from the original on 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2011-03-24.