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For Petty, it's still good to be King
NASCAR Daytona 500 Qu Heal
Car owner and and seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty stands outside his hauler in the garage area during qualifying for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) - photo by Associated Press
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The King was holding court, trying to explain why the words of a driver who has been retired since 1992 carry as much weight today as they did back in the day when Winston was the name of the Cup game. His audience interrupted, wanting instead to drain Richard Petty's pen dry. "Oh my God, I'm so excited," said one woman, holding a team-issued glossy.