Fit for a King: Richard Petty presents Jeff Gordon with special gifts
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - As NASCAR and its fans celebrate Jeff Gordon’s final Sprint Cup race, Richard Petty presented Gordon with a pair of gifts Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
When Petty ran his final race in 1992 at Atlanta, it marked Gordon’s series debut. Petty gave all the competitors a silver money clip with their name on it that day.
Saturday, Petty gave Gordon $93 to put in that money clip. The amount represented $1 for each race Gordon has won. Petty told Gordon he had an extra dollar should Gordon win Sunday’s race.
Petty also gave Gordon a Charlie 1 Horse cowboy hat similar to Petty’s.
The two drivers have combined for 11 Sprint Cup championships and 293 series wins.