Richard Lee Petty, nicknamed ‘The King’, is a former NASCAR driver who raced from 1958 to 1992.
He was the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Championship seven times, winning a record 200 races during his career.
Petty won the Daytona 500 a record seven times.
He won 27 races (!), 10 of them consecutively, in the 1967 alone.
Richard Petty is the most accomplished driver in NASCAR history, and a true American legend.