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NASCAR stock car driven by Richard Petty during his 200th Grand National victory, July 4, 1984
NASCAR stock car driven by Richard Petty during his 200th Grand National victory, July 4, 1984

The title for this Pontiac racing car was transferred to the National Museum of American History at the Talladega Speedway in Alabama several weeks after Petty won his 200th Grand National race. The first NASCAR stock car to enter the museum collections, the Petty car is one of several vehicles curators have collected to represent the popular sport of automobile racing.

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