Richard Petty: Images of the King

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Ben Blake, with photography by Dick Conway. Although the late Dale Earnhardt matched Richard Petty's record of seven NASCAR points titles, no one-not Earnhardt nor, most likely, any racer in the future-will approach several of King Richard's career records: 200 NASCAR victories, seven Daytona 500 wins, victories in 10 straight races (1967), 1,184 races started and 712 Top 10 finishes. In a sport where competitors are idolized, no one before or since has enjoyed as much fame and popularity as Richard Petty. This ...

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Ben Blake, with photography by Dick Conway. Although the late Dale Earnhardt matched Richard Petty's record of seven NASCAR points titles, no one-not Earnhardt nor, most likely, any racer in the future-will approach several of King Richard's career records: 200 NASCAR victories, seven Daytona 500 wins, victories in 10 straight races (1967), 1,184 races started and 712 Top 10 finishes. In a sport where competitors are idolized, no one before or since has enjoyed as much fame and popularity as Richard Petty. This photo-history focuses on Petty's remarkable career. The son of a North Carolina stock car racing pioneer, Richard Petty knew little beyond cars and racing. Despite a slow start to his racing career, he achieved unprecedented levels of success and took the sport with him into the national spotlight

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SpeedTV.com, Dec. 21, 2005 “With a title like Richard Petty: Images of the King, one would expect an album of excellent photographs of the greatest stock driver in history. Dick Conway delivers! Most of the 250 images in the book are his … and they are excellent.  “But it is Ben Blake’s text that puts this book on another level. He not only documents WHEN Petty was crowned ‘The King,’ … but WHY he was ‘The King.’”

Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sept. 11, 2005“For the new fan who wants an accessible look at NASCAR’s most enduring icon, this book offers an entertaining, dazzling display. For the veteran NASCAR follower, this book is like an archeological find, treasured artifacts of a man and an era that will never be matched.”

Classic American (UK), Winter 2006

“They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. Cobblers. One glance at the cover of this mighty volume will give you a very, very good idea about what’s inside."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760320419
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 12.38 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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