February 7, 2017

Kentucky Speedway to Celebrate Richard Petty’s 80th with Birthday Festivities

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Kentucky Speedway to Celebrate Richard Petty’s 80th with Birthday Festivities

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Kentucky Speedway and entitlement partner Alsco Linen and Uniform Rental Services to host July 8 birthday celebration to mark “The King” Richard Petty’s 80th birthday.

\r\n \r\n\r\nSparta, Ky. – Kentucky Speedway, Alsco Linen and Uniform Rental Services, and Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) have collaborated on a multi-layer celebration to begin at approximately 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, July 8.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThe King will participate in the celebration at The King’s 80th Birthday presented by Alsco Linen and Uniform Rental Services fan hospitality tent located in the Kentucky Speedway Hospitality Village where he’ll be part of a question-and-answer session hosted by his son, former NASCAR driver, Kyle Petty.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nOther significant members of the NASCAR community including drivers, team owners, sponsors, and more are also scheduled to make appearances throughout the day to offer their personal birthday wishes, share a favorite story or talk about what The King has meant to the sport.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nKentucky Speedway, Alsco, and RPM will be unveiling several tiers of activation in the coming weeks as part of the overall celebration.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nFans can join the party by calling (859) 578-2300 or by visiting www.kentuckyspeedway.com\KINGs80th and can join in the conversation at any time through social media using the hashtag #KINGs80th across all Petty, Alsco and Kentucky Speedway entities.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThe 2017 season at Kentucky Speedway begins in July with the return of a NASCAR tripleheader weekend anchored by the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series July 8 Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts. The Camping World Truck Series starts the weekend with a 225-mile event Thursday, July 6 and the XFINITY Series Alsco 300 is Friday, July 7.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThe XFINITY Series Visit Myrtle Beach 300 returns to the 1.5-mile tri-oval on Saturday, Sept. 23 along with the ARCA Racing Series Crosley 150 on Friday, Sept. 22 to conclude season’s racing.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nFans may purchase season tickets and camping, July weekend packages or individual race tickets now by calling (859) 578-2300 or visiting the Kentucky Speedway ticket office at 1 Speedway Drive, Sparta, Ky., 41086 just off Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 North. Ticket office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAbout Richard Petty Motorsports\r\n\r\nA performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneur Andrew Murstein, is one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports. With a history of over 200 wins and business partnerships with national and global leaders, today the race operation fields one team in competition in the NASCAR premier series with driver Aric Almirola. Almirola will return to the iconic No. 43 Ford with partners Smithfield Foods, STP, United States Air Force, Alsco and Fresh From Florida. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAbout Alsco\r\n\r\nAlsco (www.alsco.com) is a family owned and operated business founded in 1889 that was recognized by the world-renowned Hohenstein Institute for having invented the linen and uniform rental industry. Alsco provides linen and uniform services to customers that range from restaurants and healthcare clinics to automotive repair and industrial manufacturing facilities. With over 170 locations, Alsco provides world-class service to over 350,000 customers on five continents.