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Richard Petty goes Drag Racing

So you think the King, Richard Petty, was only a 200 time winner in NASCAR? Well, there was a time when he and NASCAR had a falling out and he went drag racing. It didn’t last long and he certainly didn’t leave with a record like he had at the circle tracks but here is a look at what he raced.

Check out the hauler. It is a long ways from what you see at the track today!

Does anyone have some more photos of King Richard at the drag strip or any other star drivers from other racing series?

We will bring you some more hauler photos over time.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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