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On this Date 2000 - Remembering HOF Lee Petty

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program, 04/05/21, 5:00AM EDT

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On this day in history in the NCSHOF, stock car racing pioneer Lee Petty died in Greensboro at the age of 86.

April 5, 2000 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, stock car racing pioneer Lee Petty died in Greensboro at the age of 86. Voted NASCAR’s most popular drive three times, Petty was the patriarch of the great Petty racing family.  He was enshrined in the NCSHOF 1966.

Lee Petty - NCSHOF