Along with the commemorative stickers, the team has developed the hashtag #WinForMissLynda and hope to get it trending on Twitter. RPM also has Petty blue ribbons available in the garage for those that would like to remember the ‘First Lady of NASCAR.’
Our organizatioin, although heavy hearted, is focused and have professionals who want nothing more to win this Sunday. #WinforMissLynda
While Richard Petty will not be at the track this weekend, Martinsville Speedway is will honor the Petty family with NASCAR Hall of Fame member Dale Inman serving as grand marshal for Sunday’s race. ‘The King’ was scheduled to fill that role before Lynda’s passing earlier this week.
Aric Almirola’s crew chief Trent Owens, nephew of Richard and Lynda Petty, will not be at the track on Friday, but is scheduled to return for Sunday’s race.
In an almost fitting course of events, Sunday’s race at Martinsville is the STP 500, and the No. 43 team is running a throwback paint scheme similar to the one run by Richard Petty in his final years in the sport.