Richard Petty will make numerous appearances during the Coke Zero 400 Weekend as Daytona International Speedway honors the 25th anniversary of his historic 200th win.

DAYTONA BEACH , Fla. – How did Richard Petty edge Cale Yarborough at the start/finish line to win his 200th race at DIS back in 1984? What words did Petty exchange with President Ronald Reagan during his post-race celebration?

Those are just some of the questions that Petty can answer during his numerous appearances during the Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola on July 2-4, which marks the 25th anniversary of Petty’s historic 200th NASCAR win.

During the Independence Day holiday weekend, Daytona International Speedway will put on a celebration fit for a King and honor one of the landmark moments in the history of NASCAR with a number of special activities.

Before driving a replica No. 43 STP Pontiac ahead of the 43-car field prior to the waving of the green flag for the Coke Zero 400, Petty will make appearances throughout Daytona International Speedway during the weekend including:

Friday, July 3

  • Daytona 500 Experience motorsports attraction: 11 a.m.

  • Sprint FANZONE, 3 p.m.

Saturday, July 4

  • Sprint FANZONE -- TBD

  • Coke Zero Club Visit – 5 pm

  • Suite with Richard Petty Visit – 5:15 p.m.

In addition to his appearances and driving the replica No. 43 car, there will be displays inside the Sprint FANZONE, Daytona 500 Experience and Coke Zero Club of race-winning Petty cars on loan from the Petty Museum in Level Cross, N.C. along with other priceless artifacts. The exhibit inside Daytona 500 Experience will remain on display through the end of the year.

A special $43 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola ticket offer for the Oldfield and Lockhart Grandstands is available for race fans and an exclusive ticket package that will put race fans in suite on the Frontstretch with Richard Petty for the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola.

Tickets for the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola on Saturday night, July 4 start at $40. Tickets are available on your web-enabled phone at, online at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

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