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Richard Petty

Test your NASCAR knowledge of the Richard Petty
Get up to bat in this FANatical NASCAR Trivia quiz. 
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Richard Petty's Plymouth - Trivia Powered by ABE.1) What is Richard Petty's nickname?

  1. The Duke

  2. The King

  3. The Man

2) Over his career, how many NASCAR NEXTEL Cup (includes Grand National and Winston Cup) wins as a driver?

  1. 100

  2. 200

  3. 300

3) He began his NASCAR career on July 18, 1958, 16 days after his 21st birthday.  In his first race, he finished 17th having completed 55 of 100 laps in an Oldsmobile.
Where was the track?

  1. Toronto, Canada

  2. Level Cross, North Carolina

  3. Clarksburg, West Virginia

4) In 1964, Richard led 184 of the 200 laps to capture his first Daytona 500, en route to 9 victories, earning over $114,000 and his first Grand National championship.
What was his car?

  1. Pontiac GTO

  2. Plymouth Hemi

  3. Ford Mustang

5) What race did Richard win his 200th race?

  1. 1984 Daytona 500

  2. 1984 Firecracker 400

  3. 1985 Budweiser 500

6) Richard Petty was offered $10,000 to drop the familiar Petty Blue and paint his car all Day-Glo Red for STP.  He refused, settling for a two-tone scheme. 
Who made the offer he did refuse?

  1. Andy Granatelli

  2. Gordon Johncock

  3. Buddy Baker

7) In his last season in 1992, Richard's Fan Appreciation Tour was a popular event.  How many races did he drive.

  1. 10

  2. 20

  3. All

8) As a driver, what was his last race in 1992.

  1. Phoenix 500

  2. Hooters 500

  3. Firecracker 400

9) In what film was he cast as "The King", as a 1970 Plymouth Superbird with the number "43"?

  1. Planes, Trans, and Automobiles

  2. Cars

  3. Day of Thunder

10) He was sole stock car representative in the first class inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
What year was he inducted?

  1. 1978

  2. 1989

  3. 2004


Richard Petty
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1) B.  2) B.  3) A.  4) B.  5) B.  6) A.  7) C.  8) B.  9) B.  10) B.

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