Some of the vintage race cars of the Winston Cup Old Timer's Club. Photo: Darrell Dennis / Randleman Chamber of Commerce
NASCAR Day Festival
This event is held in Randleman, home of racing
legends Lee and Richard Petty, in celebration of NASCAR racing and
Petty Enterprises. Each year Main Street is lined with show cars,
specialty car displays, souvenir trailers, craft vendors,
amusements, and business displays. Four stages showcase
entertainment by area and national performers of country, rock,
bluegrass, gospel, and pop music. Each year since 1992, when the
festival was part of the Richard Petty Fan Appreciation Tour, a
commemorative postal cancellation has been designed to pay tribute
to a person or event associated with NASCAR. The limited edition
cancellation is stamped on a special cachet designed by the
Randleman Chamber of Commerce with the NASCAR Day logo. Held since
1989, the event draws about 40,000 people to the town of 3,000 each
year. Proceeds from the festival benefit projects of the Chamber of
Commerce and various civic and charitable organizations.
Originally submitted by: Howard Coble, Representative (6th District).
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