Richard Petty Added To Ford Racing Party Zone

Team owner Jack Roush, Elliott Sadler, Greg Biffle, AJ Allmendinger, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Colin Braun to make special fan hospitality appearance


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (September 23, 2010) – “The King” Richard Petty, who’s seven Daytona 500s highlights a stellar NASCAR career has been added to the already impressive Ford Racing Party Zone lineup for Pepsi MAX 400 Weekend at Auto Club Speedway. Petty’s Ford Racing Party Zone appearance is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 10 at 10:30a.m.

In addition to “The King”, NASCAR personality and team owner Jack Roush, who has lived a much talked about life both on the track and off, will make a special appearance in the Ford Racing Party Zone fan hospitality tent during the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoff race weekend Oct. 9-10.  Don’t miss the chance to see these two legends of NASCAR reflect about their life – past, present and future.

Joining “The King” and Roush in the Ford Racing Party Zone on Sunday, Oct. 10, will be NSCS Ford Racing Team drivers Elliott Sadler, Greg Biffle and AJ Allmendinger.

On Saturday, Oct. 9 NNS Ford Racing Team drivers Colin Braun and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will be in the Ford Racing Party Zone to talk about their racing experiences.

By simply upgrading a grandstand ticket, fans can take their NASCAR race weekend experience to the next level. The Ford Racing Party Zone fan hospitality tent comes complete with:

• NASCAR driver and celebrity appearances, including NASCAR team owner Jack Roush and Ford Racing drivers Elliott Sadler, Greg Biffle and AJ Allmendinger on Sunday, Oct. 10, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Colin Braun on Saturday, Oct. 9.  Visit for additional and up-to-date driver and celebrity appearances.
• Pre-Race Pit Pass, providing up close access to pre-race activities
• Breakfast and lunch
• 5 beverage tickets valid for Pepsi & Aquafina products, beer, wine and mixed drinks (must be 21 or older, with valid I.D., for alcoholic beverages). Beverage tickets only valid inside the Ford Racing Party Zone tent.
• Live entertainment
• Multiple closed circuit flat screen TV’s
• Commemorative Ford Racing gift
• Parking pass

Admission to the Ford Racing Party Zone requires a valid grandstand ticket, in addition to the Ford Racing Party Zone upgrade at an additional charge.  Upgrade options are:

• $85 per person for Saturday, Oct. 9
• $125 per person for Sunday, Oct. 10
• $175  per person for Saturday, Oct. 9 & Sunday, Oct. 10

Ford Racing Party Zone upgrades do not include a grandstand ticket(s).  Grandstand tickets must be purchased separately and start as low as $35.Race fans must act quickly, as the Ford Racing Party Zone fan hospitality tent offers limited seating. 

To purchase tickets, visit us online at or by calling 800-944-RACE (7223).


About Auto Club Speedway
This October the playoffs go golden!  The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup roars into the Golden State and Southern California's Auto Club Speedway.  Experience a weekend full of speed beginning with NASCAR Qualifying Day (Oct. 8), followed by the NNS 300 (Oct. 9) and culminating with Southern California’s “playoff” race – the Pepsi MAX 400 (Oct. 10). 

Free parking, unbelievable menu items and a full weekend of entertainment, live music and fun await fans in the Speedway’s DiscoverIE FanZone. 

Pepsi MAX 400 tickets start at $35 and AAA members receive Show Your Card & Save discounts, including a special section with half-priced tickets for kids 12 and under.  And don’t forget children 12 and under can sign up for the FREE Auto Club Speedway Lefty’s Kids Club membership to receive FREE admission on Friday and Saturday.

For more information or to purchase tickets call 800-944-RACE (7223) or visit  

About Ford North America Motorsports
Ford North America Motorsports, based in Dearborn, Mich., is responsible for major racing operations in North America, including NASCAR (Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, Camping World Trucks), Grand American sports car racing, NHRA drag racing, Rally America and the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup. The department also oversees the development and marketing of Ford Racing Engines and Performance Parts, the outreach programs with all Ford Clubs and Ford enthusiasts, and the marketing of the Ford Racing brand through initiatives such as Team Ford Racing. For more information regarding Ford Racing’s activities, please visit





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