Thursday, April 21 at 5:00 p.m., 200 Commerce Street in downtown Smithfield
Smithfield Foods, sponsor of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) race team, is bringing the excitement of racing to Smithfield, VA leading up to race weekend at their “home track,” Richmond International Raceway. FS1’s NASCAR Race Hub program, the most-watched NASCAR news and entertainment show on television, will broadcast LIVE from the Smithfield Foods’ headquarters from 5:00pm – 6:00pm – a first for the popular FOX NASCAR program.
“The King” Richard Petty and No. 43 driver Aric Almirola will be onsite to discuss the upcoming race and meet with fans, take photos, and sign autographs.
Interested race fans are encouraged to attend the NASCAR Race Hub broadcast and enjoy the displays starting at 5:00pm.
The event will include an amateur bacon eating contest, judged by Petty and Almirola, and feature two of Petty’s most iconic cars on display: The 1967 Plymouth Belvedere replica, his winningest race car in which he won 27 races in a season including 10 in a row, and the Plymouth Superbird, his most recognizable race car, which was featured in the 2006 film Cars.
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