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‘The King of NASCAR, Richard Petty’ talks current state of the sport

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FILE – In this Oct. 6, 1999 file photo, seven-time Winston Cup champion Richard Petty, of Level Cross, N.C., smiles as he talks in the garage area at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. NASCAR legend Richard Petty says after “accumulating stuff” for 80 years, it’s time to sell some of his most famous […]

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — The King of NASCAR, Richard Petty, won 200 races and seven championships, numbers that set the standard everyone else has chased ever since.

In this exclusive interview with Kevin Connolly of WGHP, listen in as Petty describes how he decided he was going to drive cars, the story behind his very first race, what it is that made him so endearing to fans and how he got the nickname, King.

Petty also opens up about the current state of the sport, how the business model has changed over the years and how that affects his team’s future today.

If you prefer to listen on-the-go, check out Petty’s appearance on WGHP’s “Dirty Air” podcast. You can subscribe on any of these platforms:

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