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Lee Petty - Chronology

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1914 Born March 14 in North Carolina
1948 Wins first race
1949 Founds Petty Enterprises
1949 Helps organize NASCAR event at Charlotte North Carolina
1953 First driver to install a roll bar on his car
1954, 1958-1959 Wins NASCAR championship
1960 Wins last race when he protests would-be first time victory of Richard Petty
1961 Critically injured in qualifying heat for the Daytona 500
1964 Retires from stock car racing
1969 Inducted into National Motorsports Press Association's Hall of Fame
1990 Inducted into International Motorsports Hall of Fame
2000 Dies following stomach surgery
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