The King of NASCAR visits Ramstein

Richard Petty, NASCAR legend, speaks to members of Team Ramstein at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center Jan. 27 on Ramstein Air Base. Petty spoke about his career with young men and women in the process of joining the military, met Team Ramstein leadership, and answered questions at an open event for KMC members. — Photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker

Richard Petty, left, and his grandson, Thad Moffitt, both NASCAR drivers, answer questions for Team Ramstein at the KMCC Jan. 27 on Ramstein Air Base. Petty and Moffitt signed memorabilia, posed for pictures with service members and their families, and participated in a question and answer session. — Photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker

Members of Team Ramstein wait to see Richard Petty at the KMCC Jan. 27 on Ramstein Air Base. Petty, in partnership with Military Auto Source, came to Ramstein to help raise money for Paralyzed Veterans of America. — Photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker

Richard Petty signs his autograph for a member of team Ramstein Jan. 27. United States Air Force Recruiting Europe invited Petty to answer questions about his career for young men and women in the process of joining the Air Force. The Air Force Recruiting Service sponsors Petty and Richard Petty Motor Sports, which displays the Air Force symbol on NASCAR racecar number 43. — Photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker

A child receives a toy car which Richard Petty, NASCAR legend, signed Jan. 27 on Ramstein Air Base. Petty signed memorabilia, took pictures with new Air Force recruits and their families, and participated in a question and answer session in part because the Air Force Recruiting Service sponsors Petty and Richard Petty Motor Sports, which displays the Air Force symbol on car NASCAR racecar number 43. — Photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker

Children dance while waiting to see Richard Petty at a KMCC event Jan. 27 on Ramstein Air Base. Petty spoke with members of Team Ramstein, signed autographs, and participated in a question and answer session. — Photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker

A member of Team Ramstein reaches to catch a free hat while waiting to see Richard Petty at a KMCC event on Ramstein. — Photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker