Richard Petty (USA)

RP-JU600455 (2)In his 34-year NASCAR career, Richard Petty competed on average once every ten days, pounding the 200mph+ oval raceways the length and breath of the USA, steadily growing his fame. It rewarded him with a record-making seven NASCAR Championship titles and 200 race wins. No wonder he’s known by the millions that follow NASCAR as ‘The King.’

We signed Petty to STP in 1972, and so began one of the most successful, and longest, sponsorship relationships in motorsport.

Petty hung up his helmet in 1992, but nearly two decades later, the iconic STP Day-Glo red and ‘Petty Blue’ race colours were once again on track, heralding STP‘s return to top-line motorsport in its native USA.