Richard Petty (NASCAR's 'King') and Skip Barber onstage at Warner Theater June 26
TORRINGTON â€” The king of NASCAR is coming to town, but not to the race track at Lime Rock Park.
Instead, Richard Petty will be at the Warner Theater June 26 at 8 p.m., telling stories and interacting with fans.
Petty, the first driver to win seven racing â€œcupâ€ championships and the winner of a record 200 races, will share â€œwar storiesâ€ from his racing career. A question-and-answer session will be moderated by Skip Barber, owner of Lime Rock Park.
Petty raced for three decades, until his retirement in 1992. That same year, he received the Medal of Freedom from Pres. George H. W. Bush; he is the only motor sports racer ever to receive the medal.
To honor his appearance in the state, Gov. M. Jodi Rell has declared Friday â€œRichard Petty Day.â€
Tickets are $19.50, $29.50, $39.50 and $50. For more information call the Warner Theater at 860-489-7180.