Chicagoland Speedway today announced that Richard Petty will be inducted into the Legends Club this September as part of an action-packed four-day racing weekend for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400, the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup kickoff.
Legends Club has featured some of the most storied figures, families and personalities in the sport. This climate-controlled viewing suite offers an intimate setting with an all-inclusive package of beer and wine, plus two meals per day. Since its inception, the Legends Club has honored and recognized some of the most notable drivers in the sport, including Rusty Wallace, Richard Childress, Fred Lorenzen, Dale Jarrett and Brett Bodine.
"It's safe to say that Legends Club is certainly a comfortable and appropriate home for 'The King,' and it's only fitting that he's inducted during Chicagoland Speedway's milestone 15th Anniversary," said Chicagoland Speedway President Scott Paddock. "It is truly an honor to have Richard's storied career celebrated at our facility as we kick off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup."
On Saturday, Sept. 17 Legends Club will induct Petty, as he accepts his position in Chicagoland Speedway's history books. Petty already decorated NASCAR's illustrious past by winning the NASCAR premier series championship seven times along with a record 200 wins during his storied career. Statistically speaking, Petty is the most accomplished driver in the history of stock car racing and is one of the most respected figures in all of motorsports. In addition, Richard Petty was included in the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.
"It's always nice to be recognized for what you've done, especially from others," said Petty. "That means a lot to us, our family and to everyone who has worked with us. It's always been a team effort and not one single person to make it all happen. I'm just thankful that someone else sees all the hard work that we all put in."
Tickets to Legends Club are still available for Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17 and can be purchased by calling 815-722-5500, or by visiting the Chicagoland Speedway Administrative office Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, Sept. 15-18, will begin on Thursday, Sept. 15 with the ARCA Racing Series followed by American Ethanol E15 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series under the lights on Friday night. On Saturday, Sept. 17, the NASCAR XFINITY Series will hit the track as the precursor to Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series showdown, the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Tickets can be purchased online at ChicagolandSpeedway.com, by calling 888-629-RACE, through the Chicagoland Speedway mobile app, or by visiting the Chicagoland Speedway Administrative office Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm.