Countdown to Daytona: Why Richard Petty didn't run the seventh running of the 500

OK folks, we have officially turned the corner and are on the white-flag lap. Just seven days remain until the 59th running of the Daytona 500, which takes place Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. ET on FOX. And we think the timing is fit for a king. Or more correctly, fit for The King. The No. 7 holds a special significance for Richard Petty, a/k/a “The King,” as he is one of only three drivers...
Via FOX Sports
8 hours ago

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Richard Petty is ‘just looking out for me’

Dale Earnhardt Jr. responded to Richard Petty's comment that Petty was "disappointed" Earnhardt didn't retire following his concussion.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

325 hours to Daytona: Cale Yarborough's four 500 victories

Cale Yarborough won his first Daytona 500 in 1968 driving the iconic No. 21 for Wood Brothers Racing. It took nine seasons before he made it back to Victory Lane in the 500, winning in Junior Johnson's No. 11, joining Richard Petty as the only drivers with multiple 500 wins. In 1983, Yarborough won his third 500 and joined Petty as the only drivers to win back-to-back 500s in 1984...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

Countdown to Daytona: Richard Petty becomes first back-to-back 500 winner

With 16 days remaining until the Great American Race, we take a look at the 16th running of the Daytona 500, which elevated Richard Petty to even greater heights. Heading into 1974, Petty was already the only driver to win the Daytona 500 multiple times and past the halfway point to his historic seven 500 victories. He added another major accomplishment to his legend when he became...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago

Richard Petty drove with a broken neck (twice), but that's not all

Richard Petty drove with a broken neck not once, but twice during his Hall of Fame career that included a record 200 race wins and a record-tying seven NASCAR Premier Series championships.Apparently he didn't even realize it the first time.But that's not the half of it.Petty recently sat down with @TheBuzzer's Daryl Motte and ticked off a litany of injuries that he nearly always...
Via FOX Sports
11 days ago

Kentucky Speedway to celebrate Richard Petty’s 80th birthday — and you’re invited

Fans are invited to help Richard Petty celebrate his 80th birthday July 8 at Kentucky Speedway.
Via CSN Chicago
12 days ago

Richard Petty: The history of The King in the Daytona 500

Via FOX Sports
12 days ago

Carl Edwards’ retirement could spark a trend for NASCAR drivers retiring in their prime

In a completely unexpected move, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards announced that he wasn’t going to race in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The 37-year-old Edwards didn’t completely say the word “retirement,” but the emotional Edwards sure seemed like he was at the very least not going to race full-time anymore. NASCAR Xfinity Champion Daniel Suarez will take over...
Via The Comeback
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Richard Petty on Johnson's Historic Success I NASCAR RACEDAY

Richard Petty discusses the significance of Jimmie Johnson attempting to capture his 7th title, and why he is the best driver of his time.
Via FOX Sports
November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

NSCS: Sam Hornish Jr. Will Not Return to Richard Petty Motorsports

Speaking with the media over the weekend, Richard Petty announced that Sam Hornish Jr. will not return to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2015. Petty was directly asked whether Hornish would be driving the No. 9 entry, in which Petty responded, “No, I don’t think so.” “We’re still working on what we’re gonna do with the 9 car and crew and all that stuff,” he added. ...
Via On Pit Road
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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