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Lee Arnold Petty
Birth: Mar. 14, 1914
Death: Apr. 5, 2000
Greensboro
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA

Auto Race Car Driver. Despite not driving a race car until age 35 he had a very successful NASCAR career. He raced from 1949 until 1964 winning the points championship three times. He raced in 427 races scoring 54 wins, 332 top 10 finishes and 18 poll positions. His best year was 1959 scoring 11 wins, 35 top tens and won the points title. His greatest victory was in the inaugural Daytona 500 in 1959. He won by less than a car length. In 1990 he was elected to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. He was the patriarch of the Petty family which includes drivers Richard, Kyle, and Adam. (bio by: Reddfamilyhistory) 
 
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 Parents:
  Judson Ellsworth Petty (1865 - 1948)
  Jessie Maude Bell Petty (1876 - 1956)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Toomes Petty (1917 - 2006)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hal William Petty (1900 - 1943)*
  Violet Mae Petty Grubb (1903 - 1984)*
  Roy Houston Petty (1907 - 1933)*
  George Sterling Petty (1908 - 1979)*
  Guy Douglas Petty (1911 - 1970)*
  Lee Arnold Petty (1914 - 2000)
  Julius Hilton Petty (1916 - 2003)*
  Dorothy F. Petty (1917 - 1996)*
  Infant Petty (1919 - 1919)*
  Rachel Petty Thompson (1921 - 1979)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Complications from an abdominal aneurysm
 
Burial:
Level Cross United Methodist Church Cemetery
Randleman
Randolph County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 07, 2001
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