Thursday, June 15, 2017

Richard Petty Makes 1,000th NASCAR Start - June 15, 1986

June 15, 1986
Bill Elliott beat Harry Gant to win the Miller American 400. The race will go down in history, however, as Richard Petty’s 1000th career start. He became the first driver in NASCAR history to log 1,000 career starts.

Dubbed “The King,” the enormously popular Petty retired in 1992, having racked up a dominant list of records including first all-time in wins (200), races started (1,184), top-five finishes (555), top-10 finishes (712), pole positions (126), laps completed (307,836), laps led (52,194), races led (599), and consecutive races won (10).

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