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Richard Petty
1960 Plymouth Stock Car

The King won his 2nd, 3rd and 4th races in this car. It is his earliest car in existence. Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is a former NASCAR driver who raced in the Strictly Stock/Grand National Era and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. "The King", as he is nicknamed, is most well known for winning the NASCAR Championship seven times (Dale Earnhardt is the only other driver to accomplish this feat), winning a record 200 races during his career, winning the Daytona 500 a record seven times, and winning a record 27 races (ten of them consecutively) in the 1967 season alone. (A 1972 rule change eliminated races under 250 miles (400 km) in length, reducing the schedule to 30 [now 36] races.) Statistically he is the greatest driver the sport has ever seen and is one of the most respected figures in motorsports as a whole. He also collected a record number of poles (127) and over 700 top-ten finishes in his 1,185 starts, including 513 consecutive starts from 1971–1989. Petty is a member of the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Hall in 2010.

Mark Martin - 1980 Short Track Camaro Stock Car

Martin began his racing career as a young man on the dirt tracks of Arkansas. He moved on to asphalt racing and joined the ASA racing series. During his ASA career, Mark raced against Dick Trickle, Jim Sauter, Joe Shear and Bobby Allison. Mark went on to earn Rookie of the Year in 1977. Mark rounded out his ASA career winning twenty-two races and four championships (1978, 1979, 1980, and 1986).

 
  
Dale Earnhardt
& Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Driving Suits and Helmets

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was born into a racing family. His father, Dale Sr., known as the Intimidator, was a seven-time Winston Cup champion and winner of seventy-six races in a career that spanned more than twenty years. Dale Sr. went into racing to follow in his own father's footsteps; Ralph Earnhardt was the 1956 champion of the NASCAR National Sportsman division, now known as the Busch series. Dale Jr. clearly inherited his father's passion as well as the racing mentality and incorporated it into his own life.

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