King Richard related that his two wins at Martinsville in 1969 stand out in his mind.
We went out there in '69 with a Ford and happened to win both races. I probably didn't expect to win those races because it was so much a different kind of car then what I had been use to. So I guess that would probably be the highlight of winning at Martinville.
In 1969, Petty switched brands to Ford, due to his belief the Plymouth was not competitive on super-speedways; he wanted a slippery Dodge Daytona but Chrysler executives insisted he stay with Plymouth. He would win 10 races and finish second in points.
|Richard Petty was born on July 2, 1937|
***On a personal note; NASCAR Race Mom would love to meet the King. The man is walking talking NASCAR History. I want to ask him about "Red-Neck Engineering!"
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