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    Race car driver extraordinaire

    Richard Petty, driver of the #43 STP Pontiac, poses in 2004.
    Photo: George Tiedemann/GT Images/Corbis

  • Behind the Wheel

    Richard Petty drives his no. 43 car before the start of the Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400, held at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida in 2009.
    Photo: Ken McKimm/Icon SMI/Corbis

  • One last run

    Richard Petty sits inside his racing car at NC Motor Speedway as he prepares to make his last run before retirement. Photo: Will McIntire/Time Life/Getty

  • Sitting P(r)etty

    Richard Petty before the qualification race at Daytona International Speedway in Florida in 1987. Photo: George Tiedemann/Sports Illustrated/Getty

  • No. 43

    Richard Petty poses in front of his car before a race in 1973 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Traditionally blue, over the years Petty racecars featured more and more STP red.
    Photo: Racing One/ISC Archives/Getty

  • Winning Daytona

    Richard Petty looks on after winning the Daytona 500 in 1979.
    Photo: Racing One/ISC Archives/Getty

  • On your mark

    Richard Petty does everything with style. Photo: Dozier Mobley/Getty Images Sport

  • All smiles

    Richard Petty smiles as he sprays champagne in the victory circle at Daytona International Speedway after winning the Firecracker 400, his 200th career win. Photo: Bettman/Corbis

  • A quick fix

    Richard Petty slides out from underneath the legendary #43 Pontiac. Photo: Bettman/Corbis

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