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'King Richard,' Queen Elizabeth II to meet at Derby?

Updated: May 4, 2007, 5:58 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

RICHMOND, Va. -- Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II won't be the only royalty at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

Richard Petty, otherwise known as King Richard in NASCAR circles, will fly to the Derby to hopefully meet the Queen after a special invitation from Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher.

"If I meet the Queen, it'll probably be a nod and that's about as far as it'll go," Petty said on Friday at Richmond International Raceway. "I don't know if I could talk to her ...

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