Richard Petty Celebrates 50 Years in the Sport


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Richard Petty is celebrating his 50th year in NASCAR. That is an amazing feat. His driving career began in 1958 and still holds such a presence at any NASCAR event. With his latest merger, hopefully he will be able to move back to the glory of what Petty Enterprises has been over the past few decades.

Petty’s legacy is unbelievable. First is started with Lee Petty, then Richard, then Kyle and finally Adam. Unfortunatelly Adam’s passing had diminished the Petty legacy, due to Kyle’s inability to find victory lane. But the one thing that Kyle has been able to do is to promote one of the most powerful charities in NASCAR, so maybe his calling was not racing, but philanthropy. 

Congratulations to Richard, you are always one of the class acts of the sport and we all look forward to your rise back to the top with your new merger.

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About Christopher Smith

A long time fan of NASCAR, he attended his first race as a kid in 1979 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the World 600. Christopher watched Darrell Waltrip drive his way to victory and from that day forward hes been hooked. As president of RubbingsRacing.com, Christopher launched the site in 2000 and in the past decade, it has grown into a NASCAR-accredited web site hosting multiple podcasts, dedicated writers and race coverage at the majority of NASCAR-sanctioned events. Christopher is an official member of the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA).

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