With the 50th anniversary of Richard Petty’s first start in NASCAR’s top series approaching this weekend, it occurred to me that there is an entire generation who has little or no clue as to just how dominant The King was back in the day. While I only caught the tail-end of Petty’s once-in-a-century career, the back-nine of his time on the circuit, many fans have nary a clue as to #43’s accomplishments.
Simply put, the numbers he put up in his 40-year career are downright jaw-dropping to look at and digest.
|Daytona 500 Wins|
|Wins From Pole|
And those are just a few of the awe-inspiring records Petty accumulated during his illustrious career.
While the memories of The King on the track may be fading, his numbers will stand as a testament to his driving greatness.