Did Richard Petty drive a Charger?
Richard Petty’s famed ’72 Dodge Charger restored, finds home in Daytona Beach museum. A junk race car that was purchased for $1,500 by a father and son, then held in storage for years was actually a pivotal stock car that helped take Richard Petty to the 1972 NASCAR Cup Series championship.
What kind of car did Richard Petty have?
Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937), nicknamed “The King”, is an American former stock car racing driver who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series (now called the NASCAR Cup Series), most notably driving the No. 43 Plymouth/Pontiac for Petty Enterprises.
Did Richard Petty drive the Dodge Charger Daytona?
Top: Richard Brickhouse driving a Charger Daytona at Talladega. Dodge designed the car to do one thing, win NASCAR races. On the heels of failure with the limited edition Dodge Charger 500, and losing Richard Petty to Ford, the car needed to be an instant hit. It didn’t fail to wow.
How many races did Richard Petty win?
Petty retired in 1992, having raced in 1,184 NASCAR events, winning 200 of them. He took first place in the Daytona 500 in 1964, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1979, and 1981. He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1997, and he was part of the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.
Who won the 1974 Daytona 500?
King Richard Petty
In honor of the Super Bowl of stock-car racing being just 74 days away, we take you back to the year 1974, when King Richard Petty won his fifth of a record seven Daytona 500s.
Is Plymouth ever coming back?
Dodge isn’t going to bring back the old Plymouth Barracuda platform, which was the Chrysler LA platform, seeing as it’s obsolete for modern cars. The modifications in the upcoming car’s body style and size make the old platform unsuitable. Dodge will be utilizing the Alfa Romeo Guilia platform.