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Lee Petty

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Stock Car Racing

Lee Petty
Person

Hometown:  Randleman, North Carolina, United States

Former NASCAR driver.  Father of 7-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty and grandfather of former NASCAR driver and stock car racing commentator Kyle Petty.

His accomplishments include:

  • 1954 NASCAR Grand National Champion
  • 1958 NASCAR Grand National Champion
  • 1959 NASCAR Grand National Champion

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    Photographs
    Article Index
    Racing Record


    Photographs

    Lee Petty 1959 Oldsmobile Super 88 Model 1959 Oldsmobile Super 88
    Promolite2000 resin kit
    Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
    2011 Attack of the Plastic
    View photo of Lee Petty 1959 Oldsmobile Super 88 Model - 1,870KB
    Lee Petty 1959 Oldsmobile Super 88 Model 1959 Oldsmobile Super 88
    Promolite2000 resin kit
    Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
    2011 Attack of the Plastic
    View photo of Lee Petty 1959 Oldsmobile Super 88 Model - 1,211KB
    Lee Petty 1959 Oldsmobile Super 88 Model 1959 Oldsmobile Super 88
    Promolite2000 resin kit
    Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
    2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
    View photo of Lee Petty 1959 Oldsmobile Super 88 Model - 2.3MB


    Article Index

    DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
    May 23, 2011NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Lee PettyMaurice Petty
    May 23, 2011NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Lee PettyKyle Petty
    Mark Petty
    Maurice Petty
    Richard Petty
    Ritchie Petty
    Tim Petty


    Racing Record

    Racing Record Notes

    Strictly Stock Career Statistics

    YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
    1949272561$3,855

    Win List

    DateSeriesRaceTrack
    1949Strictly StockHeidelberg, Pennsylvania
    1950Grand NationalHillsboro, North Carolina
    1951Grand NationalRochester, New York
    1952Grand NationalMorristown, New Jersey
    1952Grand NationalMacon, Georgia
    1952Grand NationalLanghorne, Pennsylvania
    1953Grand NationalWest Palm Beach, Florida
    1953Grand NationalRichmond, Virginia
    1953Grand NationalMartinsville, Virginia
    1953Grand NationalShreveport, Louisiana
    1953Grand NationalSpartanburg, South Carolina
    1954Grand NationalDaytona Beach, Florida
    1954Grand NationalSharon, Pennsylvania
    1954Grand NationalRochester, New York
    1954Grand NationalGrand Rapids, Michigan
    1954Grand NationalCharlotte, North Carolina
    1954Grand NationalCorbin, Kentucky
    1954Grand NationalMartinsville, Virginia
    1955Grand NationalHigh Point, North Carolina
    1955Grand NationalJacksonville, Florida
    1955Grand NationalSavannah, Georgia
    1955Grand NationalWinston-Salem, North Carolina
    1955Grand NationalPlattsburg, New York
    1955Grand NationalWinston-Salem, North Carolina
    1956Grand NationalWeaverville, North Carolina
    1956Grand NationalSpartanburg, South Carolina
    1957Grand NationalSpartanburg, South Carolina
    1957Grand NationalOld Bridge, New Jersey
    1957Grand NationalWeaverville, North Carolina
    1957Grand NationalCharlotte, North Carolina
    1958Grand NationalCharlotte, North Carolina
    1958Grand NationalWilson, North Carolina
    1958Grand NationalNew Oxford, Pennsylvania
    1958Grand NationalHickory, North Carolina
    1958Grand NationalToronto, Ontario
    1958Grand NationalWinston-Salem, North Carolina
    1958Grand NationalSalisbury, North Carolina
    1959Grand NationalDaytona Beach, Florida
    1959Grand NationalNorth Wilkesboro, North Carolina
    1959Grand NationalMartinsville, Virginia
    1959Grand NationalCharlotte, North Carolina
    1959Grand NationalAtlanta, Georgia
    1959Grand NationalColumbia, South Carolina
    1959Grand NationalColumbia, South Carolina
    1959Grand NationalHickory, North Carolina
    1959Grand NationalHillsborough, North Carolina
    1959Grand NationalWeaverville, North Carolina
    1959Grand NationalNorth Wilkesboro, North Carolina
    1960Grand NationalNorth Wilkesboro, North Carolina
    1960Grand NationalWeaverville, North Carolina
    1960Grand NationalHillsborough, North Carolina
    1960Grand NationalRichmond, Virginia
    1960Grand NationalPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    1961Grand NationalJacksonville, Florida


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