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Richard Petty



Stock car racer extraordinaire Richard Petty enjoyed not one but four distinct careers. In addition to chalking up a remarkable series of racing honors that included winning a Sprint Cup seven times and winning the Daytona 500 seven times (among countless other laurels), Petty parlayed his celebrity from these events into a lucrative and highly visible stint as a corporate spokesperson for brands including Goody's Headache Powder, Pepsi, and the STP motor oil company. Petty also embarked on a political career and -- as early as 1965 -- enjoyed periodic film roles, including many cameos as himself. Features included the sports dramas Thunder in Dixie (1965) and Corky (1972), a biopic of his own life and racing career starring himself and entitled 43: The Petty Story (1974) and (appropriately enough) the Disney-Pixar CG-animated family film Cars (2006), in which he voiced an automobile named The King. In 2008, Petty cameoed as himself to the Kevin Costner political comedy Swing Vote.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
38% Swing Vote
  • Himself
2008
No Score Yet NASCAR: The Ride of Their Lives
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Daytona 500: 50 Years of "The Great American Race"
  • Actor
2008
74% Cars
  • The King
2006
No Score Yet Back in the Day with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Nascar's Greatest Moments
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Driving Force
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Once Upon a Wheel
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet The Art of Speed
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Richard Petty and STP - The Ride of a Lifetime
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet The 1984 Firecracker 400: The Unbreakable Record
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet 1979 Daytona 500
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet 43: The Petty Story
  • Himself
1974
No Score Yet Richard Petty Story
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet Once Upon a Wheel
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Speedway
  • Actor
1968

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