Nascar is one of the most popular sporting events in the world and has millions of dedicated fans. Drivers who participate in sporting events not only get fame but also fortunes and a reputation that can last for decades. Jeff Gordon is a prime example of just how popular the sport has gotten over the last 30 years.
Motorsport has grown exponentially, but many people wonder what happens to superstar racers after retirement? We took a look at what the most popular Nascar drivers of all-time are doing nowadays.
20: Richard Petty
There aren’t a lot of drivers who can top Petty’s driving record. He won a total of seven Daytona 500 races, had 200 wins in his career, and 27 wins in one season (including 10 in a row) in 1967. After his Nascar career came to an end, Petty established the Richard Petty Museum in Level Cross, North Carolina. On top of that, Petty has also been a spokesman for Liberty Medical, Cheerios, and GlaxoSmithKline.
Upon entering retirement he purchased a large ranch outside of Jackson, Wyoming. Petty has also taken a liking to broadcast and was part of the CBS broadcast team for numerous years. He handed the reigns of Petty Motorsports over to his son Kyle and has since focused on operating his museum.