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No. 43 gets seventh win at Daytona

Updated: February 2, 2001, 12:36 PM ET
By Fred W. Kiger | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Game Feb. 15, 1981 - "The King" took a gamble on a pit stop at the Daytona 500 and it paid off royally. Richard Petty, in fourth place, stopped only for fuel with 25 laps left and didn't change tires. The three leaders got gas and new tires.

With his crew taking only seven seconds to fill his tank, Petty charged to the front. Running on the worn tires, he held off Bobby Allison, who probably had the faster car, by four seconds to win an unprecedented seventh Daytona 500.

He ...

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