King to meet Queen?

Richard Petty, who is known in the United States as "The King" thanks to his extraordinary success in NASCAR racing, is flying to Louisville, Kentucky today to attend the 133rd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race and to meet the Queen of England. It will be Queen Elizabeth's first Kentucky Derby. Petty has been invited to the event by Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher. He will then fly back to Richmond International Raceway in time for tonight's Nextel Cup race in which he has two cars running.

The Queen has been in the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary of America's first permanent colony.

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Stories:: MAY 5, 2007