15 Sons Who Outshined Their Athlete Dads

Richard Petty

Father: Lee Petty
Son's Stats: 200 Wins and 712 Top-10 Finishes, 7x NASCAR Cup Series Champion
Father's Stats: 54 Wins 332 Top-10 Finishes, 3x Grand National Champion

The King owes everything to his father. Lee Petty got a late start and began racing at the age of 35. He started Petty Enterprises in 1949 and won the first ever Daytona 500 in 1959 driving the No. 42 car. He had a successful racing career, but not like his son's. Richard Petty is NASCAR's all-time leader in wins with 200 and tied with Dale Earnhardt, Sr. in championships with seven. He also helped run Petty Enterprises, one of the more successful teams in NASCAR history, as a driver and after he retired.

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