"Cotton Owens was leading and daddy was second. They came up on me and I moved over to let them pass. Cotton went on, but daddy bumped me in the rear and my car went right into the wall."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Richard Petty on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."Richard Petty on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Richard Petty on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."Richard Petty on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Richard Petty on Steven Wright
"If guys don't respect themselves, they don't respect other people. That's times and personalities. And all of them are not that way. But it don't take but one or two to screw up the whole crowd."