Richard Petty

Statement from Richard Petty on the Passing of Bruton Smith

“With heavy hearts, we join the NASCAR community in mourning the passing of Bruton Smith. I remember first meeting Bruton in the 50’s at a dirt race where dad was racing and Bruton was the promoter at the time. Since then, Bruton became so much more than a track owner and promoter. He was a pioneer of our sport and instrumental in building it to what it is today. His vision and passion to make the sport better was seen and felt across many decades and generations of fans. From racetracks to Speedway Children’s Charities, Bruton touched the lives of so many and impacted the lives of everyone he met. Our hearts are with the Smith family during this difficult time.”

SkyFOX to track Richard Petty ceremonial laps at WWT Raceway

MADISON, Ill. – NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty is scheduled to drive the Enjoy Illinois 300 ceremonial laps Friday afternoon. He will be riding in his Daytona 500-winning car. Our Bommarito Automotive Group SkyFox helicopter plans to hover over the event. It will take place at about 3:45 p.m. at the World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois.

Here comes the King: Richard Petty to help kick off NASCAR weekend at WWTR

MADISON - Richard Petty was part of the start of NASCAR. He was there when it all began. The stock car legend will also be there for another start - World Wide Technology Raceway's first NASCAR Cup Series weekend and the inaugural Enjoy Illinois 300 race, which will run on June 5. Richard Petty Day at WWTR will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at 2 p.m. It will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the start-finish line and a fan question and answer session. Petty will also take ceremonial first laps in his 1981 Daytona 500-winning...

Richard Petty Day presented by the Bommarito Automotive Group to kick off inaugural NASCAR Cup Series Weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway

Richard Petty Day presented by the Bommarito Automotive Group to kick off inaugural NASCAR Cup Series Weekend. Legendary seven-time Cup Series champion will participate in Q&A, ribbon-cutting and. drive the ceremonial first laps in his 1981 Daytona 500-winning car on June 3. May 18, 2022, ST. LOUIS — Richard Petty...

Petty GMS Throws Back to 1959 Daytona 500, Honors Lee and Richard Petty at Darlington Raceway

As the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) embarks on its traditional Throwback Weekend at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Petty GMS will pay tribute to Lee and Richard Petty by throwing back to the inaugural Daytona 500 in 1959. Ty Dillon will honor the patriarch of the Petty family, Lee, by sporting the No. 42 design that captured the victory in the maiden event, while Erik Jones will showcase Richard’s iconic Petty blue scheme on the No. 43 entry.

Richard Petty named honorary starter for Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway

DARLINGTON, S.C. (WMBF) – NASCAR icon Richard Petty will serve as honorary starter for the Goodyear 400 on Sunday, Darlington Raceway and Goodyear announced Tuesday. Petty, a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer, will join other legendary drivers for the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR at Darlington Raceway.