ARLINGTON, Texas – NASCAR legend Richard Petty and driver Brian Scott helped the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame open a new exhibition on April 9 highlighting the rich history and connection between racing and bowling.
The exhibition, “Bowling and NASCAR: Life in the Fast Lane,” runs until September 16 at the Arlington-based museum. It includes souvenirs from NASCAR themed bowling balls to racing switches and prizes. Petty, an avid archer, has borrowed a number of items including outerwear and belt buckles.
“Like racing, bowling is a slice of Americana and this show really shows the connection between the two,” Petty said. “Bowling has always been my family’s favorite pastime and I am proud to be a part of this show.”
Gregg Williams, the museum’s director of development, said, “Throughout the year, our museum hosts guests from all over the world. With the NASCAR presentation, we are now able to present a broader view of bowling that demonstrates the true appeal of the game. ”
The link between racing and bowling dates back to the 1990s, when NASCAR bowling leagues were launched and were immediately at bowling venues across the country. Since then, the bowling industry has been involved in racing from sponsoring races to communicating with drivers and teams.
Today, Go Bowling, the consumer-facing bowling brand, and its support groups – the American Bowling Owners Association and Strike Ten Entertainment – are proud sponsors of the Kansas Speedway’s Go Bowling 400. In addition, Go Bowling is also a partner with Richard Petty Motorsports and driver supporter Brian Scott and Team No. 44.
Located at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame collects, preserves and studies the history of bowling, providing a suitable home for a major bowling alleys, and giving the museum’s information and collection to interested people around the world. for education, promotion and entertainment.
The museum is open on Sundays from noon to 6pm and Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 am to 5pm Admission is $ 9.50 for adults, and $ 7.50 for seniors (ages 65 and over) and children ages 4-18. Children 3 and under are free.
Further information is available at www.bowlingmuseum.com.