Our first cruise in 1993 was with Richard Petty. He is of course one of the most famous men in the history of auto racing, but he is also someone not caught up in his fame and hasn't forgotten his roots. I got to talk with him every day and not just about racing. He was so approachable and down-to-earth, yet a wise and engaged man who had definite opinions on things.
It says a lot about the character of a person who has all the money and fame in the world when they stop you on a street in Nassau and kid you about not getting your hair braided. Richard did this with me and I'll never forget it.