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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- After owning the short tracks, ovals and superspeedways of NASCAR for 35 years with a record 200 wins and seven titles in the premier series, Richard Petty hung up his helmet in 1992.

Although Petty is no longer behind the wheel of a race car, he never strayed too far from the sport he loved or cars. The "King of NASCAR" remained at the helm of the long-standing Petty Enterprises until 2008, the same year he started Petty's Garage. The following year, he formed a new NASCAR team, Richard Petty Motorsports.