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Top 10 Ways Richard Petty Celebrated His 75th Birthday

10. Signed autographs for members of the Level Cross Volunteer Fire Company after they tried lighting the candles on his cake.

9. Vowed to stop telling his son to “get a haircut and get a real job!”

8. Gave those young whippersnappers Marcos Ambrose and Aric Almirola a good old fashioned finger-wagging talk … just because he could.

7. Had a kick-ass time in the water park at Victory Junction Gang Camp.

6. Got Carl Edwards to teach him how to do a backflip.

5. Dodge-d questions about that new Viper parked in his driveway.

4. Set all his Martinsville grandfather clocks to go off one after the other, continuously, all day.

3. Challenged Tony Stewart to a fence climbing contest … and won.

2. Took one of his racecars out for a spin while no one was looking.

1. Signed some autographs with a smile, just as he’s always done … thank you, King Richard for everything you have done for our sport, on and off the racetrack!

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