Randleman Honors Petty Family with Statue and Park
by Randolph News Now
RANDLEMAN N.C. – Hundreds of residents and fans gathered in Randleman this past Saturday afternoon to see the unveiling of a statue of the ‘King of NASCAR’ himself, Richard Petty at the new Richard Petty Tribute Park.
The City of Randleman dedicated the park to the Petty Family “in honor of their service to community organizations, philanthropy through the Petty Family Foundation, leadership on the school and tourism boards and more,” according to a statement.
Randleman Mayor Gary B. Betts, Sr. and the Board of Alderman also declared April 3rd as Richard Petty Day.
The statue of Richard and Lynda Petty was cast by Carolina Bronze Sculpture Inc. in Seagrove. The Tourism Development Authority for Randolph County helped raise money for the statue and park.
Thankfully, the statue unveiled was life size, an excellent choice given that the first statue of Richard Petty back in 1992 was given the nickname “Stumpy” due to its short appearance.
Read more about the event, the statue, and the Petty family’s local contributions in the upcoming edition of the Randolph Record.