Even the most casual NASCAR fan probably knows that they call Richard Petty “The King” because of his prowess on the racetrack. The professional auto racing legend has a record seven NASCAR Cup Series championships to his name as well as 200 Cup Series wins, a feat that probably won’t even get close to being surpassed anytime soon.
What you might not know about the pride of North Carolina is that he’s also pretty damn good at pool. During a promotional event in San Francisco late last week, Petty — who was joined by renown pool player Jeanette Lee aka the Black Widow — pulls off a ridiculous pool trick shot that must’ve taken ages to perfect. As you can see from the above clip, his reaction to knocking the coin into the glass shows that he’s probably been pulling off this sweet party trick for quite some time now.
Bubba Wallace, who drives the No. 43 Chevrolet for Richard Petty Motorsports, posted another angle of the epic billiards trick shot to Twitter, along with a pretty legendary quote from The King himself.
At 81 years old, Petty can well afford to take it easy these days, but for Wallace, his NASCAR glory days are very much still in front of him. With the 2019 season set to start at the Daytona 500 on February 17, Wallace is poised to start his season off with a bang. It will be hard to top last year’s Daytona run no doubt, as Wallace ended up finishing second to Austin Dillon, marking the best finish by a rookie as well as an African-American driver in the Great American Race.
While Wallace still has yet to capture his first Cup Series win, 2019 is as good a year as any for the Alabama native. And when he does finally make his first trip to victory lane, Richard Petty will be right there to cheer him on.