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NASCAR America video: Will anyone catch Richard Petty on the all-time wins list?

Jul 2, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT

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On Wednesday’s edition of NASCAR America, Bill Lester and Kyle Petty took a look at the all-time wins list and discussed how amazing Richard Petty’s record of 200 career wins truly is.

By comparison, fellow NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson has 105 wins, while Jeff Gordon, who’s career is winding down, sits in third placed on the all-time wins list with 89 triumphs.

Can anyone catch The King when it comes to all-time wins?

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  1. ydousuk - Jul 2, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Yes, 200 wins, when you count all the wins at the Mom and Pop racetracks which were considered “Nascar Sanctioned Tracks.” Racing against local weekend racers that were pulling their “race cars” out of their garages behind their houses after working their real jobs. Petty had professionally built race cars, so of course he won alot. I do think that Mr. Petty was a very talented racecar driver, but the 200 wins are grossly inflated.

  2. techmeister1 - Jul 2, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Actually CRASHCAR had a race circuit with all the top names competing. It would have been very rare for any local drivers to have qualified for these races if they were not already part of the traveling CRASHCAR circus. I wouldn’t call the 200 wins grossly inflated at all as he was racing against the other top drivers in CRASHCAR of the day. Petty Enterprises was very dominant when Richard drove. They eventually lost that dominance however.

    • ydousuk - Jul 3, 2014 at 6:51 PM

      If you do some research you will see the truth.

  3. charger383 - Jul 3, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Remember, he sat out one year when he was in his prime because Plymouth was mad at old Bill France

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