Saturday, April 15, 2017

An Interview With The King - Jeff Gordon & Richard Petty

The King can Boast of Fifteen Wins at the 'Paperclip'

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.

An Interview With The King - Jeff Gordon & Richard Petty
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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