Racing Royalty: Richard Petty

How does a driver know he has reached the pinnacle of his racing career? Is it being part of the inaugural inductee class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame? Is it the fact that you are referred to as "The King"?

For Richard Petty – aka "The King" – it is all of those and more.

In May of 2010, Richard Petty was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame with a stirring standing ovation from nearly 2,300 spectators, including many racing dignitaries, current drivers, a large number of fans and his family.

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