Martinsville - Royalty paid a visit to Martinsville's Liberty Fair Mall Wednesday evening.
The King Richard Petty signed autographs and posed for pictures at Kroger in an appearance sponsored by Goody's. Petty is the winningest driver in Martinsville Speedway history with 15 victories, he and the late Dale Earnhardt share the record for most Cup championships with seven. Jimmie Johnson has now won 6. So does the King think Johnson will tie and then break the record?
Richard Petty, NASCAR RECORD 200 CUP WINS, said "You can't never tell. You've got to look back at what Earnhardt did in his time or Richard Petty done in his time or whoever. And you know everything's going good for him right now and if they keep it up then they're going to win the championships. One of these days all their good luck will go another way."