The King, Richard Petty, visited Clark Lake’s Eagle Point this evening, greeted fans, and signed autographs. Petty has run 1,184 races over his 35 years. His last win was the 1984 Firecracker 400. The visit tonight is right on topic as this is race weekend at MIS.
Both the old and young were represented. The 79-year old Petty was joined by 27-year old Joey Logano, who races for Team Penske in car 22. According to Wikipedia stats, he has 28 wins, 132 top tens, and 33 poles.
Photos courtesy of John Czyrka
Meanwhile, everyone at the Pointe was enjoying dinner and sunshine splashing off Clark Lake.
Wish I had known. I would have loved to have seen him again. I interviewed him a couple times when I was working at The Exponent and was covering the races.