Building a Family Legacy Exhibit
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017
NASCAR Hall of Fame
400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28202
The role of family has been synonymous with NASCAR since its inception. And few pedigrees epitomize its significance as perfectly as the Petty family’s. This talented multigenerational crew has been involved in the sport since the inaugural NASCAR premier series season in 1949. Together, they achieved countless NASCAR “firsts” and set records—some of which are unbreakable. With incredible influence from behind the wheel, atop pit boxes, in the board room, under the hood, in the garage and in the eyes of fans, the Petty family’s combined impact is immeasurable.
Perhaps more importantly, the Petty family has touched millions through charitable and civic work. From veterans to school children and kids battling chronic medical conditions, the Pettys have used their notoriety and success as a platform to enrich the lives of those in need.
Featuring several artifacts that have never been seen by the public, this exhibit explores how, across four generations, the Petty family’s accomplishments on and off the track have left and continue to leave an indelible mark on the lives of many. It celebrates the collective contributions that Petty family members have made. Coinciding with Richard Petty’s 80th birthday in July, the exhibit also gives fans an interactive way to honor “The King” as he reaches this milestone.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is honored to have worked with the Petty Museum, members of the Petty family, and representatives from the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, Victory Junction, Richard Petty Motorsports, the Petty Family Foundation and others in the development of this limited-time exhibit.
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