A Tribute To The 'King' Continues At Daytona 500 Experience

Plymouth Belvedere

The 1966-67 Plymouth Belvedere, which won 27 races in the 1967 NASCAR season, on display at Daytona 500 Experience.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – While Daytona International Speedway celebrated the 25th anniversary of Richard Petty’s historic 200th win during the recent Coke Zero 400 Weekend, the tribute to the “King of stock car racing” and the Petty family continues at Daytona 500 Experience.

The exclusive Tribute To The King exhibit remains on display at the “Official Attraction of NASCAR” located just outside of Turn 4 at “The World Center of Racing” through Dec. 31.

From race-winning Richard Petty cars to the driver’s suit that Petty used to win his historic 200th and final NASCAR race in 1984 400-mile mid-summer classic, race fans will be able to view priceless artifacts documenting a historic racing career.

All of the cars and mementos are on loan from the Petty Museum in Level Cross, N.C..

“We’re grateful to Richard Petty and the entire Petty family for assisting us in putting together this exhibit,” Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig said. “The ‘King’ has been enormously generous in loaning some prized treasures from his museum and race fans aren’t going to want to miss the opportunity to view these priceless items.”

Among the Petty cars are on display include:

  • No. 43 Pontiac that Petty drove to win his 199th race at Dover and is a replica of his 200th-winning car
  • Oldsmobile from Petty’s 1979 Daytona 500 win 
  • 1966-67 Plymouth Belvedere, which won 27 races in the 1967 NASCAR season 
  • Original Mini Cooper
  • 1957 Convertible
  • The No. 43 Buick from Petty's seventh and final Daytona 500 win in 1981

Among the many unique items from the Petty memorabilia collection on display inside the Goodyear Heritage of Daytona inside Daytona 500 Experience include:

  • Trophy from his victory in the 1984 mid-summer classic
  • Driver’s uniform and helmet from his 200th win
  • Large collection of trophies including all seven Daytona 500s and his 100th NASCAR win
  • Belt buckles representing his seven NASCAR championships as well as his 1974 and 1979 titles
  • Die-casts, racing helmets and photos  

For more information on Daytona 500 Experience, call Guest Services at (386) 681-6530 or go online at www.DAYTONA500EXPERIENCE.com

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