Victory Junction Gang Camp

Petty, ‘The King’ of NASCAR, says camp for seriously ill children is family’s true legacy

Petty, ‘The King’ of NASCAR, says camp for seriously ill children is family’s true legacy

Richard Petty and his granddaughter Montgomery Lee Petty, then 14, take part in a 2000 news conference announcing the founding of Victory Junction Gang Camp. (The Associated Press) Richard Petty, with a record 200 Cup Series wins, seven championships and a first-ballot inductee into the Hall of Fame, is considered NASCAR’s greatest driver. He is spending the season celebrating 75 years of NASCAR participation by his famous family — basically since the inception of the stock car series in 1948 — and reflecting on the legacy that will be left behind. As he approached his 87th birthday, celebrated Tuesday ahead…
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