(YES! I had tongue-in-cheek as I typed that.)
After the Wilkesboro race, DeWitt announced it was over. He shut his team down, and the one-time Petty protege Millikan was out of a ride. Millikan had a handful of rides over the next couple of seasons, but he never returned to a consistent, competitive ride. DeWitt's departure was sad too as he once owned the Rockingham and Atlanta tracks and fielded cars for Benny Parsons that yielded the 1973 Winston Cup championship and a Daytona 500 victory in 1975.
The following photo from The TMC Archives includes Richard's daughter, Rebecca. Today, Rebecca runs the Petty Family Foundation and is married to Brian Moffitt - now CEO of Richard Petty Motorsports.
|Article courtesy of Jerry Bushmire|