Richard Petty Net Worth

Richard Petty Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Richard Petty net worth is
$65 Million

Richard Petty Wiki Biography

Richard Lee Petty, also known by his nickname “The King”, was born on 2 July 1937, in Level Cross, North Carolina USA. Richard is one of the greatest NASCAR drivers of all time, known particularly for winning the NASCAR championship seven times, a feat achieved by only one other driver (Dale Earnhardt) and also for achieving many other titles and awards. Petty is considered to be one of the best drivers of all time and the long list of his achievements only proves this fact. Some of them include, NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver, Grand National Series Rookie of the Year, Grand National Series Champion, Presidential Medal of Freedom and others. What is more, Richard was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, NASCAR Hall of Fame, and International Motorsports Hall of Fame. Although he is 78 years old now, Petty is still a very active and hard-working person.

If you consider how rich Richard Petty is, it can be said that Richard’s estimated net worth is $65 million. It is clear that Richard has gained the biggest part of this sum of money when he was still a successful racer. Although he does not race any more, Richard’s net worth still grows as he is involved in various projects and activities.

Richard Petty Net Worth $65 Million

Richard’s career as a NASCAR driver began when he was 21 years old. He was really successful from the beginning and in 1959 he was even named as the NASCAR Rookie of the Year. Step by step Petty gained more experience and was able to win more competitions. In 1964 Petty won the Daytona 500 and this had a huge impact on the growth of Petty’s net worth. He went on to win this race six more times and only proved the fact that he is one of the best drivers. In 1975 Petty won another important race, the World 600. In 1984 Richard again proved his skills and won the Firecracker 400. Despite the success he had, in 1991 he decided to announce the fact that he was planning to retire. In 1992 he continued participating in various events and races.

In a racing career spanning 35 years at the top in the NASCAR Winston/Sprint Cup Series, Richard Petty competed in almost 1200 races, and won 200 which is an all-time record, including 27 in just one season, 1967, and with another record 700 places top 10 finishes.

In addition to his career as a racer, Richard was also involved in managing the company called “Petty Enterprises”, which also added a lot to Richard’s net worth, and continued this involvement until 2007 when superseded by son Kyle. From 1995 Richard also worked briefly at CBS as a racing analyst.

As mentioned, Richard is still involved in various activities. He now works together with such companies as “Cheerios”, “Nicorette”, “GlaxoSmithKline” and others. This also makes Petty’s net worth higher. What is more, Richard has appeared in several television shows and movies. Some of them include, “Swing Vote”, “Modern HotrodZ”, “Days of Thunder”, “Speedway” and others. All these appearances also added to his net worth.

If to talk about Richard Petty’s personal life, it can be said that in 1959 he married Lynda Petty, with whom he has four children. Sadly, in 2014 Lynda died and Richard is now single. All in all, Richard Petty is one of the greatest racers of all time. There is no doubt that he and his career has influenced many contemporary racers. Richard worked really hard from the very young age in order to achieve the acclaim and respect that he has now. Even after his retirement, Richard is still very active and is involved in different activities.

Full NameRichard Petty
Net Worth$65 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 2, 1937
Place Of BirthLevel Cross, North Carolina, United States
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
ProfessionRace car driver, Voice Actor, Restaurateur
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseLynda Petty (m. 1959–2014)
ChildrenKyle Petty, Sharon Petty Farlow, Rebecca Petty Moffit, Lisa Petty Luck
ParentsLee Petty, Elizabeth Petty
SiblingsMaurice Petty
NicknamesRichard Lee Petty , The King
MoviesPetty Blue, NASCAR: The Ride of Their Lives, The 1984 Firecracker 400: The Unbreakable Record, ESPN Ultimate NASCAR: Vol. 5: The Families, Great Moments in the History of Nascar, 1979 Daytona 500
TV ShowsSwing Vote, Modern HotrodZ, Days of Thunder, Speedway
1Red and Blue #43 STP Car
2Almost always wears sunglasses and a hat
1Was narrowly defeated in his bid for Secretary of State of North Carolina [1996]
2Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2002.
3Co-owner, with fellow racers Jeff Gordon, John Force and Michael Andretti, of "Race Rock", a chain of race-themed restaurants.
4Father of Kyle Petty.
5Grandson Adam Petty was killed in a practice run at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2000. Earlier that season Adam qualified and ran in the Winston Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway, making the Pettys the first and only four-generation family to run in Winston/Nextel Cup racing history.
6Was defeated in a bid to run for North Carolina's Secretary of State in 1996.
7Although he will most likely be remembered for driving Plymouths and Dodges, he actually raced almost every make of car in his career, including Fords, Oldsmobiles, Chevrolets, Pontiacs and Buicks. The only two makes he didn't race were Mercury and AMC.
8Is the second of a four-generation racing family.
9Petty was instrumental in persuading Dodge to return to Winston Cup racing, and his team was the workhorse in building and developing Dodge's race cars for 2001 with help from team owners Ray Evernham and Bill Davis.
10Wins per track - Riverside, five wins - Daytona, ten wins - Rockingham, 11 wins - Atlanta, six wins - Darlington, three wins - Bristol, three wins - North Wilkesboro, 15 wins - Martinsville, 15 wins - Talladega, two wins - Richmond, 13 wins - Nashville, nine wins - Charlotte, four wins - Dover, seven wins - College Station, Texas, three wins - Pocono, two wins - Michigan, four wins - Trenton, three wins.
11Suffers from light-sensitive eyes, hence his constant use of wraparound sunglasses and either cowboy hat or rimmed caps to keep out glare.
12Lost 40% of his stomach due to ulcer surgery in December 1978.
13Was the winner in the first-ever NASCAR event televised flag-to-flag, the 1979 Daytona 500. Petty was a lap down in third place on the final lap when Donnie Allison and Cale Yarborough, the first- and second-place drivers, collided on the backstretch. Shortly after Petty crossed the finish line, CBS' cameras shot over to the infield where Yarborough and Allison (along with his brother, Bobby Allison) had climbed out of their wrecked cars and were fighting. This telecast and its events are credited with introducing stock-car racing to the mainstream American public.
14Raced in his final Winston Cup event in Atlanta in November 1992. Ironically, the same race happened to be Jeff Gordon's first.
15Holds the modern-era (1971-present) record, along with Jeff Gordon, for race wins in a season with 13 in 1975.
16Holds modern-era record (1971-present) for Winston Cup race wins in a season with 13 in 1975 (since tied by Jeff Gordon in 1998).
17Won a record seven Daytona 500's.
18His final Winston Cup race was at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1992. It was also the first-ever race for current NASCAR Winston Cup superstar Jeff Gordon.
19When STP agreed to sponser his car, they insisted the car should be red. Richard said the car had to be 'Petty Blue'! Richard almost walked away from STP, but they both agreed the car can be red, and 'Petty Blue'. When Richard was reading over the contract he saw a part that read STP would give him an extra $50,000 if he painted the car all red. Richard crossed it out and put "RP" beside it.
20Seven time Grand National/Winston Cup champion, 1964, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, and 1979
21He drove a Ford in 1969 (scored nine wins and came in second in the points to David Pearson, who also drove a Ford) because Chrysler wouldn't give him a Dodge Charger Daytona as he was a "Plymouth Man!" Embarrassed by this, Plymouth built the Road Runner Superbird to get him back for 1970.
22Not only holds the record for for most wins in NASCAR (200), but holds the record for most wins per season, 27, 10 in a row in 1967.
23Holds the record for runner-up in the NASCAR championship points race.
24Born at 8:45am-EDT


Yo Gabba Gabba!2015TV SeriesMeganemis
Disney Infinity2013Video GameThe King (voice)
Swing Vote2008Richard Petty
Cars2006Video GameStrip 'The King' Weathers (voice)
Cars2006The King (voice)
Arli$$1998TV SeriesRichard Petty
Speedway1968Richard Petty


Off to See the Wizard1967TV Series technical advisor - 1 episode


43: The Richard Petty Story1972grateful acknowledgment


Building 432016DocumentaryHimself
In Depth with Graham Bensinger2016TV SeriesHimself
Masters of the Clock: The Legend of Martinsville2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Perfect Storm: 1979 Daytona 5002015DocumentaryHimself
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2010-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - guest
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHimself - Nascar Driver
The Day; 1992 Hooters 5002011TV MovieHimself
The Day: 1984 Firecracker 4002011TV MovieHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Petty Blue2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
2010 CMT Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
NASCAR Hall of Fame Biography: Richard Petty2010TV MovieHimself
Hannity2009TV SeriesHimself
NASCAR: The Ride of Their Lives2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Inspiration for 'Cars'2006Video documentary shortHimself - Racing Legend
The Southern Sports Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Lifetime Achievement Award
60 Minutes2005TV Series documentaryHimself - NASCAR Driver (segment "NASCAR Family")
Bass Pro Shops MBNA 5002004TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
NASCAR: The IMAX Experience2004Documentary shortHimself
Monster Garage2002-2003TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Fifty1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Car and Driver Presents: Richard Petty1998Video shortHimself
ESPN Speedworld1992TV SeriesHimself
Days of Thunder1990Himself (uncredited)
Hee Haw1989TV SeriesHimself
Speed Zone1989Himself (uncredited)
Stroker Ace1983Himself (uncredited)
Greatest Sports Legends1979TV SeriesHimself
Daytona 5001979TV MovieHimself - Driver, #43 Oldsmobile
ABC's Wide World of Sports1964-1978TV SeriesHimself - Driver / Himself - Driver, #43 Dodge / Himself - Driver #43
Stockcar!1977DocumentaryHimself (driver, #43 Dodge)
43: The Richard Petty Story1972Himself
Country Music1972Himself
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Off to See the Wizard1967TV SeriesHimself - Host
Tiny Lund: Hard Charger!1967DocumentaryHimself
Thunder in Dixie1964Himself (uncredited)

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