Tuesday wasn’t only the last day of March, it also was “Richard Petty Day” in North Carolina.

Per proclamation of Gov. Pat McCrory, Petty was honored at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C.

“It’s an honor to have ‘The King’ of NASCAR here today to celebrate what Richard has accomplished for motorsports in our state,” McCrory said in a statement. “Richard retired in 1992 with the impressive record as the most decorated driver in NASCAR history.