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The King to meet the Queen, y'all

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II won't be the only royalty at today's Kentucky Derby.

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Richard Petty, or "King Richard" to NASCAR fans, will fly to Louisville on an invitation from Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher, ESPN.com reported.

"If I meet the Queen, it'll probably be a nod and that's about as far as it'll go, " Petty said.

"... I don't speak English. I speak Southern American, and I don't know if she would understand that or not." Asked how he'll act, Petty laughed and said, "I've got a queen at home (wife Lynda) that I have to act to. The rest of them don't make a whole lot of difference."

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:11am]

    

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