Richard Petty

Richard Petty on racing with a broken neck

Richard Petty recounts a variety of serious injuries, his high pain tolerance and the most painful injury

Richard Petty


The letter that pulled Richard Petty from despair

Richard Petty reflects on the racing-related deaths of a young bystander, his brother-in law and his grandson

Richard Petty wooed future wife with tire for a seat

Richard Petty looks back on his 55-year marriage to wife, Lynda, who passed away in 2014 from cancer

Richard Petty had the most American 4th of July ever

Richard Petty remembers his 200th victory: July 4th, 1984, and eating fried chicken with President Reagan

Richard Petty: Jeff Gordon represented an entire era

Richard Petty credits Jeff Gordon’s personality and driving skill for his early adoption as the face of NASCAR

Richard Petty: NASCAR used to be a race, now it’s a show

Richard Petty cites specific examples to convey how racing has changed since he was behind the wheel

Richard Petty: My most prized possession

Richard Petty shows off his racing memorabilia, as well as the work of his custom car shop, Petty’s Garage

Richard Petty’s incredible camp for sick kids

Richard Petty and grandson Austin give a tour of Victory Junction, a camp founded in honor of Adam Petty