Sprint and All NASCAR Fans Celebrate Richard Petty Day - VIDEO FEATURE
In honor of The King’s 50th Anniversary, The Auto Channel’s proudly presents an encore showing of the landmark video documentary that we produced about 18 years ago, "All-Time Greatest Stock Car Finishes," featuring Richard Petty, his son Kyle and even some racing footage of Richard's father Lee.
HUNTERSVILLE, NC - July 12, 2008: Sprint will celebrate Richard Petty Day today at the Sprint Experience at Chicagoland Speedway in honor of Petty's 50th anniversary in NASCAR. Other Sprint activities commemorating the anniversary include limited edition Charley 1 Horse hats, executive participation and a unique photo opportunity with 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers.
Petty will be at the Sprint Experience, Sprint's 10,000 square-foot fan destination, for a question-and-answer session at 4:30 PM, ET. Petty Enterprises driver Bobby Labonte will visit with fans at 3 PM. Television personality Larry McReynolds will moderate both sessions.
While at the Sprint Experience, fans can sign a car hood, which will be presented to The King at his afternoon appearance. In addition, one fan will receive an autographed Richard Petty Charley 1 Horse hat courtesy of Sprint. Special video about Petty will play throughout the day at the display.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse is among a few special guests who will have the rare opportunity for a ride in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car around Chicagoland Speedway with Petty, who has not driven a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car since Nov. 15, 1992 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
NASCAR and Sprint also will coordinate a special photo opportunity at the pre-race stage at 6:25 p.m. The 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers starting the LifeLock.com 400 will wear Petty's signature Charley 1 Horse hats as a salute to the legend. Petty's NASCAR debut took place in 1958 at Columbia Speedway in South Carolina.
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