June 3, 2022: NASCAR Cup Series makes history at World Wide Technology Raceway

Richard Petty Day presented by Bommarito Automotive Group: Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and motorsports legend Richard Petty cuts the ceremonial ribbon to open the track for the first time to the NASCAR Cup Series. The 200-race winner is accompanied by World Wide Technology Raceway Owner and CEO Curtis Francois. — Michael Allio photo.

Petty then took a few ceremonial laps around WWTR in a street-legal replica of his 1981 Pontiac Grand Prix. — Michael Allio photo.
NASCAR Cup Series drivers posed for a group photo on the start-finish line before the start of practice for the inaugural Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter. — Michael Allio photo. 

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