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Championship format changes give injured, ill drivers more flexibility

...injury was simply not considered. Rather than sit out with swollen eyes, Ricky Rudd used tape to keep them open. Richard Petty ran three races hiding a broken neck from NASCAR officials.That bravado ? foolishness? ? in drivers is no more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-04-20/championship-format-change
Richard Petty can build for the future with new facility

Richard Petty drove his first NASCAR race in 1958...Now 77 and focusing solely on guiding Richard Petty Motorsports into another generation of...And as he's been his entire life, Richard Petty is ready to go as well.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-02-04/richard-petty-can-build-fu
Jimmie Johnson picks up fifth victory at Texas

...weeks ago. That ended his run of eight consecutive races finishing first or second, the longest such stretch since Richard Petty did it 11 times in a row in 1975."I'm not disappointed at all, racing for wins is what we're here to do...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-04-11/jimmie-johnson-picks-fifth
Kevin Harvick's tap in Sprint Cup race irritates Joey Logano

...had finished first or second in eight in a row. That was the longest such stretch since seven-time series champion Richard Petty did it 11 consecutive times in 1975. The streak for Harvick started with a runner-up finish to Johnson at Texas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-04-12/kevin-harvicks-tap-sprint-
NASCAR Newsmaker: Richard Petty

Richard Petty merged his race teams with George Gillett's at the beginning of the...ownership role with the new race team. By combining forces, the new team - Richard Petty Motorsports - celebrated a victory Sunday on the road course at Sonoma...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/25/nas_528777.shtml
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Harvick makes it four wins in a row at Phoenix

...year's championship season.He opened this season with two runner-up finishes, then won last week at Las Vegas and now Phoenix.The last driver to open a season with four finishes of second or better? Hall of Famer Richard Petty in 1974.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-15/harvick-makes-it-four-wins-r
There is no clear challenger to put a stop to Harvick's run

...and has seven consecutive top-two finishes.His streak of top-two finishes is the longest since Hall of Famer Richard Petty did it during his 1975 championship season.So now the No. 4 teams heads to California looking to sweep this three-race...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-03-16/there-no-clear-challenger-
Henrick Motorsports' success isn't carrying over to alliance other than Kevin Harvick

...IndyCar champion Sam Hornish Jr. "The information travels around a lot faster than it does here."Hornish drives at Richard Petty Motorsports. That organization has a loose technical agreement with Roush-Fenway Racing, but the Pettys decided...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-03-18/henrick-motorsports-succes
Brad Keselowski rallies late to win at Fontana

...second to extend his remarkable streak of top-two Sprint Cup finishes to eight races dating to last season. Only Richard Petty ever did it better, setting the NASCAR record with 11 straight in 1975."I hate that (Busch) wasn't able to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-03-22/brad-keselowski-rallies-la
Kevin Harvick makes it four wins in a row at Phoenix

...Vegas and now Phoenix.The last driver with seven consecutive top-two finishes? Hall of Famer Richard Petty in 1974."When you said the Richard Petty part, that gives me chills," Harvick said after learning the Petty stat.He then praised...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-03-15/kevin-harvick-makes-it-fou