In The New York Times today was a story about the impending opening of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the inaugural inductees, which includes one of my favorite people--"The King," Richard Petty.
Petty, in the story, recounted the time he was trying to fly into Miami on the Petty corporate plane. The control tower personnel at Miami explained that the airport was closed due to a visit by then President Bill Clinton. "We've got the president down here," they said. "Well, we have the King up here," Petty's pilot replied. "Come on in!" tower personnel replied.
As the story concluded, it's still pretty cool to be King Richard.