Richard Petty won his third Daytona 500 race

Date in History: 

14 Feb 1973

1973 – Richard Petty won his third Daytona 500 race on this date. He was the first driver to win the event three times and is one of only two drivers to win seven NASCAR championships during his career. The Daytona 500 race officially began in 1959, although racing has been a part of Daytona and Ormond Beach history since the early 20th century when drivers raced largely experimental vehicles along the hard-packed beaches of Daytona and Ormond, and also broke many early land speed records.

Relevant Year: 

1973

Relevant Month: 

02

Relevant Day: 

14