Sonoma Raceway Hosts “Party with Petty” During Toyota/Save Mart 350 Pre-Race Show
SONOMA, Calif. (March 30, 2017) – Race fans are invited to join the celebration as “The King” Richard Petty celebrates his 80th birthday during the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, June 25.
“Party with Petty” will serve as the centerpiece of the Pre-Race show powered by Friedman’s Home Improvement just hours before the green flag falls on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series main event.
Fans will have stage-front access for the party, which includes a Q&A with Petty, as well as the presentation of a birthday cake and chorus of “Happy Birthday” for The King.
The only way to access this special celebration is to purchase the raceway’s NASCAR Total Access pass. This package includes a Sunday reserved seat, NASCAR Drivers’ Meeting access, Pre-Race Pass and a FanVision unit for as little as $149; a savings of 20%.
As a driver, Petty made only four starts in Sonoma (1989-92), but as a team owner the legend made his mark on the road course with Kasey Kahne’s 2009 victory. The win marked Kahne’s first Cup Series road-course victory and the first victory for Richard Petty Motorsports since 1999.
The Pre-Race Show Powered by Friedman’s Home Improvement will also feature the popular Patriots Jet Team six-jet air show, an aerial stunt performance by Brad Wursten, driver introductions and a dynamic anthem flyover. The Total Access pass also includes exclusive access to the NASCAR Drivers’ Meeting, which will be held on Turn 11 of the road course.
Party with Petty is part of a 10-month long campaign to celebrate the 80th birthday of the NASCAR Hall of Fame driver and owner. The Petty family, well known for giving back to local communities and race fans, is now turning the table, allowing fans to give their thanks to “The King”. The Petty family introduced a celebration calendar at www.KINGs80th.com.
For more information or to purchase your tickets today, call 800-870-7223 or visit www.sonomaraceway.com/nascar.
About Richard Petty Motorsports
A 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.
About Petty’s Garage
Petty’s Garage brings The King’s winning tradition to a variety of high-performance automobiles. From production-based vehicles to custom builds and restorations, Petty’s Garage is a high performance speed shop characterized by its focus on spectacular automobiles. If you can dream it, Petty’s Garage can build it!
About Petty Museum
The Petty Museum, founded in 1988, is a glimpse into the life and accomplishments of the great racing family. With over 200 career wins and 10 NASCAR Championships, the museum has an awesome display of racing history as well as many personal collectibles from the entire family. This is where you find out what’s behind the sunglasses and where it all started!
About Petty Family Foundation
The Petty Family Foundation has a strong belief in family values, integrity, and compassion for others. It is these ideals upon which the Foundation was built, providing the means necessary to empower those who help others. By focusing our mission on healthcare and enriching the lives of our country’s servicemen, we will continue a legacy of success and a vision of humanity.
About Victory Junction
Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children, ages six to 16, with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Co-founded by Kyle Petty, in honor of his son, Adam Petty, the camp is located in Randleman, N.C. Victory Junction offers programs for a range of disease groups and maintains strong relationships with more than 30 partner hospitals. Victory Junction’s mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment, always free of charge. As a not-for-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous individuals, foundations, organizations and corporations to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families. Since the camp’s inception, more than 23,000 children and families have received not only a circle of support but experiences thought to only be possible by healthy children. Victory Junction is a member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network of Camps founded by Paul Newman, and is accredited by the rigorous guidelines of the American Camping Association. To learn more about visit www.victoryjunction.org.
About Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America
Led by former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty, the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America is an annual cross-country motorcycle trek that raises funds and awareness for Victory Junction. The Ride is one of the most successful and popular charity events in the country. Now in its 22nd year, more than 7,950 riders have logged more than 11.6 million cumulative motorcycle miles and raised more than $17.5 million for Victory Junction and other children’s charities.