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Helmet of Richard Petty

Flag of U.S.A. Richard Petty

nationality American age 81 years old hometown Level Cross, North Carolina

Racing highlights

19791stNASCAR Winston Cup
19772ndNASCAR Winston Cup
19762ndNASCAR Winston Cup
19751stNASCAR Winston Cup
19741stNASCAR Winston Cup
19721stNASCAR Winston Cup
19711stNASCAR Grand National
19711stDaytona 500
19692ndNASCAR Grand National
19683rdNASCAR Grand National
19671stNASCAR Grand National
19663rdNASCAR Grand National
19641stNASCAR Grand National
19632ndNASCAR Grand National
19622ndNASCAR Grand National
19602ndNASCAR Grand National

Racing career summary

Races entered1227
Wins202
Podiums467
Pole positions123
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage16.5%
Podium percentage38.1%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

The latest Head-to-Head comparisons generated for Richard Petty.

Richard Petty vs. Michael Schumacher | Richard Petty vs. Kyle Busch | Richard Petty vs. Dale Earnhardt

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1992Racing29 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1991Racing29 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1990Racing29 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1989Racing29 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1988Racing29 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
1987Racing29 races0 wins4 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1986Racing29 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1985Racing28 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
1984Racing30 races2 wins2 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1983Racing30 races3 wins5 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1982Racing30 races0 wins7 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1981Racing31 races3 wins8 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1980Racing31 races2 wins9 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1979Racing31 races5 wins14 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1978Racing34 races0 wins7 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1977Racing34 races5 wins18 podiums5 pole position? fastest race laps
1976Racing33 races3 wins15 podiums1 pole positions? fastest race laps
1975Racing33 races13 wins21 podiums3 pole position? fastest race laps
1974Racing33 races10 wins22 podiums7 pole position? fastest race laps
1973Racing29 races7 wins14 podiums3 pole position? fastest race laps
1972Racing32 races8 wins22 podiums3 pole position0 fastest race laps
1971Racing46 races21 wins36 podiums9 pole position0 fastest race laps
1970Racing40 races18 wins23 podiums9 pole position? fastest race laps
1969Racing50 races10 wins28 podiums6 pole position? fastest race laps
1968Racing51 races16 wins27 podiums12 pole position0 fastest race laps
1967Racing48 races27 wins36 podiums18 pole position? fastest race laps
1966Racing40 races8 wins20 podiums15 pole position0 fastest race laps
1965Racing16 races4 wins10 podiums7 pole position0 fastest race laps
1964Racing61 races9 wins35 podiums8 pole position? fastest race laps
1963Racing54 races14 wins25 podiums8 pole position? fastest race laps
1962Racing52 races8 wins25 podiums4 pole position? fastest race laps
1961Racing42 races2 wins10 podiums2 pole position? fastest race laps
1960Racing40 races3 wins12 podiums2 pole position? fastest race laps
1959Racing33 races1 win7 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1958Racing12 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Richard Petty

1992 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
26th2731
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
29000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac

1991 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
24th2817
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
29000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac

1990 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
26th2556
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
29000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac

1989 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
12th16
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1989 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
29th2148
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
25000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac

1988 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
22nd2644
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
29010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac

1987 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
8th3708
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
29040?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac

1986 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
14th3314
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
29030?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet
Pontiac

1985 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
14th3140
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
28010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac

1984 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
10th3643
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30220?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac

1983 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
4th4042
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30350?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac

1982 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
5th3814
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30070?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac

1981 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
8th3882
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
31380?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet
Buick

1980 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
4th4255
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
31290?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Oldsmobile
Chevrolet

1979 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
1st4830
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
315141?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Oldsmobile
Chevrolet

1978 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
5th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1978 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
6th3949
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30060?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet
Dodge

1977 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
6th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1977 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
2nd4614
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
305175?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford
Dodge

1976 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
10th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1976 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
2nd4449
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
303151?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge

1975 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
10th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1975 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
1st4783STP
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3013213?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge

1974 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
10th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche Carrera RSR

1974 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
1st5037.75
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3010227?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge

1973 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
5th6877.95
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
286133?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge

1973 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Petty Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1973 Dodge Charger

1972 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
1st8701.4
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
318223?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth
Dodge

1972 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Petty Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1972 Plymouth

1971 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
1st4435
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4621369?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1971 Daytona 500

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1970 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
4th3447
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4018239?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1969 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
2nd3813Petty Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5010286?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth
Ford Torino

1968 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
3rd3123Petty Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
49162712?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1968 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Petty Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1967 Plymouth

1967 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
1st42472Petty Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
48273618?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1966 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
3rd22952Petty Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3982015?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1966 Trans-Am - TA

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Starfish
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth Barracuda

1965 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
38th5638Petty Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
154107?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1964-65 USAC Stock Car Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Petty Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1965 Plymouth

1964 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
1st40252Petty Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
619358?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1963 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
2nd31170Petty Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5414258?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1962 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
2nd28440
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
528254?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth
Pontiac

1961 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
8th14984
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
422102?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1960 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
2nd17228
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
403122?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth

1959 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
15th3694
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21040?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Plymouth
Oldsmobile

1959 NASCAR Convertible Series

PositionPointsTeam
4th5192
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
12130?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
1957 Oldsmobile

1958 NASCAR Grand National

PositionPointsTeam
37th1016
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
9000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Oldsmobile

1958 NASCAR Convertible Series

PositionPointsTeam
33rd688Petty Engineering
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Oldsmobile
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