Richard Petty Set To Take Part In The Green Flag Experience

Richard Petty will participate in the Green Flag Experience, prior to the STP 500.
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On a list of things that go hand-in-hand Richard Petty, STP and Martinsville Speedway have to be near the top. Once again the trio will come together, this time as Richard Petty makes an appearance in the Green Flag Experience prior to the April 3 STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.   

Petty, a 15-time Martinsville winner will take part in a moderated question-and-answer session in The Plaza on race morning.

“There may not be anything more recognizable to a NASCAR fan than Richard Petty’s cowboy hat and sunglasses,” Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said. “To be able to include him in the Green Flag Experience before the STP 500 is such a natural fit.

“Our fans share the same passion that Richard Petty has for Martinsville Speedway  and for him to be able to talk with those fans will be something they will remember for a lifetime.”

In addition to his 15 Martinsville Speedway wins, Petty scored 30 top-five finishes in 67 career starts at the half-mile track.

Petty will be joined by Chase Elliott as personalities scheduled to take part in the Green Flag Experience.

Additional drivers participating in the Green Flag Experience will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Green Flag Experience also gives fans the chance to watch driver introductions from the track, along with a morning full of fun and excitement on the track and under the large tent in The Plaza, located on the hill behind the souvenir display area.

In addition to the emceed question-and-answer sessions, the Green Flag Experience offers fans the opportunity to walk the frontstretch on race morning, sign the start/finish line, a photo opportunity in mock Victory Lane, enjoy music, games and prizes along with show cars plus doughnuts, danishes, coffee and juice. The cost of the Green Flag Experience is $60.

The driver question-and-answer sessions, food, music, games and prizes, and show cars will be held in The Plaza from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. The track portion will open at 9:15 a.m. and will remain open until the finish of driver introductions.

Admission to the Green Flag Experience does not include a ticket for STP 500.

Advance ticket prices for the STP 500 begin at just $45.

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