NASCAR legend Richard Petty was 37 when he won his first World 600 (now the Coca-Cola 600) at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Cale Yarborough finished second, David Pearson third, Darrell Waltrip fourth and Buddy Baker fifth. Dale Earnhardt made his Cup debut and finished 22nd. This was the all-star race before there was an All-Star Race.
NASCAR legend Richard Petty was 37 when he won his first World 600 (now the Coca-Cola 600) at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Cale Yarborough finished second, David Pearson third, Darrell Waltrip fourth and Buddy Baker fifth. Dale Earnhardt made his Cup debut and finished 22nd. This was the all-star race before there was an All-Star Race. Patrick Smith Getty Images
NASCAR legend Richard Petty was 37 when he won his first World 600 (now the Coca-Cola 600) at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Cale Yarborough finished second, David Pearson third, Darrell Waltrip fourth and Buddy Baker fifth. Dale Earnhardt made his Cup debut and finished 22nd. This was the all-star race before there was an All-Star Race. Patrick Smith Getty Images

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Still the King: Memories fade, but goal hasn’t changed for Richard Petty

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