Nearly 50 years ago, Richard Petty, had a spectacular season, winning a record 10 consecutive races on NASCAR’s highest level.
“What Richard Petty did in the ’67 season will probably never happen again in our sport’s history,” said Aric Almirola, the current driver of the No. 43 that Petty made so famous. “To win 10 races in a row, I mean, that’s insane.”
We reflect back on that magical year with The King, as well as feature behind-the-scenes action of what’s happening today at Richard Petty Motorsports in “Building 43” at 1 p.m. ET Saturday on NBC.
While Petty’s streak of 10 straight wins may never be matched, Almirola is going to try.
“Their secret to success was the team they assembled had that ‘never say die’ attitude,” Almirola said. “Our race team is getting back to that. We’ve been building race cars, we’ve been building our team, and it’s all built up to this moment – and we’re ready to go racing.”
Also, tune in to last year’s “Catching 43” about Petty’s illustrious career that featured a record 200 wins and seven NASCAR championships.