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Richard Petty Quotes

A rivalry doesn't happen in one or two races or in one year. It happens over a period of time to really get a rivalry going. We race together three or four races and get to beating on each other, that's not a rivalry, that's just a happening. You do that four or fives years, that's a rivalry.
Richard Petty
#Rivalry

So I've realized that this outfit is part of Richard Petty now. And the real Richard Petty is still hidden behind these glasses.
Richard Petty
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Now they're getting so politically correct you can't even stick your tongue out at somebody.
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I see two or three cars that are really good, but they're not dominant. There's usually somebody who's got one that's a little bit better than everybody.
Richard Petty
#Cars

I don't know if it was much of an interview. We just shot the breeze.
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If you keep running, you'll get something.
Richard Petty
#Running

If there are 10 people there, two or three are going to recognize you.
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No one wants to quit when he's losing and no one wants to quit when he's winning.
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We ran a whole lot with him. I don't remember him ever causing any trouble, running over anybody or beating on anybody's head as far as Cup racing. I guess they'll remember him as a happy-go-lucky guy. That was my perspective of him.
Richard Petty
#Running

This is just to get the kids ready to play. It's not about the score of the games. We want the boys to learn what they can from this. It helps the coaches see where we're at and what we need to be working on.
Richard Petty
#Games

All the boys did real good for their first time out. You couldn't ask for any better. We've got a few bugs to work out, but that's what this was for. We're going to keep practicing and get better.
Richard Petty
#Boys

If guys don't respect themselves, they don't respect other people. That's times and personalities. And all of them are not that way. But it don't take but one or two to screw up the whole crowd.
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I'd rather be called King than other things I've been called.
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Cotton Owens was leading and daddy was second. They came up on me and I moved over to let them pass. Cotton went on, but daddy bumped me in the rear and my car went right into the wall.
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I quit driving, I'm not retired.
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These sprint boys weren't happy with how the sport was being promoted and where it was going, so they asked me if I'd still be interested in helping them, and I am,
Richard Petty
#Boys

The guys that don't respect that history and tradition, I don't think they're going to be around all that long. And those guys who don't know the history and tradition, I think it's upon them to learn about it pretty quick if they want to be a success.
Richard Petty
#History

We are excited to partner with TEAM, RADD and NHTSA on this campaign, designed to raise awareness of two major safety issues -- impaired driving and seatbelt use. Richard Petty Driving Experience provides the perfect venue for the campaign's messages and incentives, particularly for reaching young men, who make up the highest risk group for motor vehicle crashes, ... The collaboration of our staff, NASCAR driver hosts and fans with the celebrities and dignitaries that represent the campaign at Richard Petty Driving Experience is exciting to see.
Richard Petty
#Awareness

You can only live on the past for so long, and we kind of stretched our luck on that. We think we're on the way back, but it's just a matter of how quickly things come together. Common sense tells you it's not going to happen overnight because we're trying to catch up.
Richard Petty
#Luck

At least when the race starts he knows where they're all at, 'cause they're in front of him. Better to do it today than tomorrow.
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#Race

Every race is a chapter. Those are two important races. Who knows what Sunday will bring?
Richard Petty
#Race

At least when the race starts, he'll know where they're all at because they'll all be in front of him.
Richard Petty
#Race

A lot of them also looked a little further down the line in the future than we did. We always did everything out of Level Cross (N.C.) in the backyard and we were fairly successful with the thing. Then it started being a bigger and bigger business. It started going and bringing more people in, more money, more technology, that kind of stuff. We still sat there in the backyard. By the time we got ready to do something about it, we were so far behind on our money and our engineering and all that stuff it's just taken us a little time to get going.
Richard Petty
#Future

Cats know, comin' out of four, they better be standin' on it, else they'll be standin' in it.
Richard Petty
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