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Richard Petty – July HOF Member of the Month

By NCSHOF Staff, 07/14/17, 7:15PM EDT

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NCSHOF will begin honoring a HOF member each month. Our July 2017 member of the month is Richard Petty.

Richard Petty, who celebrated his 80th birthday on July 2, was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1973. Known to his fans as “The King, Petty began his career on July 18, 1958 and won his 200th – and final -- race on July 4, 1984 at Daytona International Speedway.

With all those memorable July dates, Petty is the NCSHOF’s first Member of the Month.

Click here to read more about Petty, who is one of 11 who have been inducted in the Motorsports category.

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Wikipedia - Richard Petty

Richard Petty Motorsports