Richard Petty

1937 - Today

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Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937), nicknamed "the King", is an American former stock car racing driver who competed from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series (now called the NASCAR Cup Series), most notably driving the No. 43 Plymouth/Pontiac for Petty Enterprises. He is a member of the Petty racing family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Petty has received more than 4,067,990 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Richard Petty is the 244th most popular racing driver (down from 243rd in 2019), the 4,832nd most popular biography from United States (up from 5,040th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Racing Driver.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 50.89

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.97

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.93

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Richard Petties by language

Over the past year Richard Petty has had the most page views in the with 614,196 views, followed by Spanish (16,232), and German (12,162). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tagalog (115.64%), Javanese (109.58%), and Galician (83.15%)


Among racing drivers, Richard Petty ranks 244 out of 1,080Before him are Marcus Grönholm, Joey Dunlop, Ricardo Zunino, Jules Bianchi, Philippe Étancelin, and Gimax. After him are Carlo Ubbiali, Hans Klenk, Marcel Balsa, Bertrand Gachot, Tony Brise, and John Taylor.

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Among people born in 1937, Richard Petty ranks 271Before him are Zdeněk Zikán, Zoltán Horváth, Charlie Haden, Petar Radaković, Vitaly Zholobov, and José Augusto. After him are Ken Ogata, Manoj Kumar, Gary Hocking, Coen Moulijn, Francisco Xavier do Amaral, and Lenny Wilkens.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Petty ranks 4,832 out of 20,380Before him are Brandon Sanderson (1975), Helen Fisher (1945), George Bellows (1882), Jackie Wilson (1934), Robert Monroe (1915), and Greg Mankiw (1958). After him are Robert N. Bellah (1927), Blackie Lawless (1956), William Zabka (1965), Oscar Hammerstein II (1895), Oliver North (1943), and Rafer Johnson (1935).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United States

Among racing drivers born in United States, Richard Petty ranks 12Before him are Wayne Rainey (1960), Brett Lunger (1945), Kenny Roberts (1951), Lee Wallard (1910), Rikky von Opel (1947), and Peter Revson (1939). After him are Kevin Schwantz (1964), George Constantine (1918), Mark Donohue (1937), Manny Ayulo (1921), Jerry Unser Jr. (1932), and Bill Vukovich (1918).