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Richard Petty Statue, Randleman. Photo courtesy of

Richard Petty Statue
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Description: This bronze statue depicts a smaller-than-life Richard Petty holding a racing helmet in one hand and resting his other hand on his hip. He wears the real-life Petty's trademark cowboy hat and sunglasses. The statue stands on a platform with a plaque and inscription on the front.

Images: Plaque

Nickname: The figure has somewhat short legs which has earned it the nickname "Stumpy."


On behalf of the Randleman / Chamber of Commerce, the / City of Randleman and the / people of our community, we / dedicate the scaled down / replica of Richard Petty in / honor of over 35 years of / dedication to NASCAR racing / and our community. Richard / is not only our hometown / hero, but our friend and / neighbor. / October 17, 1992

Dedication date: 10/17/1992

Materials & Techniques: Bronze, granite

Subject notes: A North Carolina native, Richard Petty is a former NASCAR driver nicknamed "The King" for his accomplishment of winning the NASCAR championship seven times. Throughout his career, he won over 200 NASCAR races.

Location: The statue is located next to the sidewalk at 117 South Main Street.

Landscape: The statue is located between two commercial parking lots and the sidewalk. The Richard Petty Racing Museum is located around the corner at 142 West Academy Street.

City: Randleman

County: Randolph

Subjects: Historic Cultural Figures,Historic Sports Figures

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