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Richard Petty sits outside his No. 43 car at Daytona 500 qualifying in 1987. The King won Daytona a record seven times but finished third that year. (George Tiedemann/SI)

Gallery: Classic Photos of the Daytona 500

Richard Petty sits outside his No. 43 car at Daytona 500 qualifying in 1987. The King won Daytona a record seven times but finished third that year. (George Tiedemann/SI)Gallery: Classic Photos of the Daytona 500