It's fast. It's furious. It's NASCAR - and it came back to the Middle Georgia Racewayon Saturday for the third annual Middle Georgia Racer's Reunion.

A festival filled with food, vendors, music, vintage cars and more.

It was all for legendary NASCAR driver Richard Petty, who met with fans to sign autographs and pose for photos.

Known as "The King," Petty has won more races than any other stock-car driver in history.

Petty, 76, is a seven-time national championship and Daytona 500 winner.

The last time Petty was at the Middle Georgia Raceway in Byron was over 40 years ago, but he remembers the thrill of winning.

"I feel like what it was to win, I know that," Petty said. "They had some really good races here."

VIP ticket-holders paid $100 for a meet-and-greet with Petty.

One long-time Petty fan waited in line for 3 hours, but says it was more than worth it.

"I've waited 21 years to get this signature right here, since '92, [Petty's] last race in Atlanta," said Allen Wilson.

A portion of the proceeds from Saturday's event will benefit Victory Junction, a camp for terminally and chronically ill children.

Organizers say that was Petty's one condition for making the appearance.

Petty started Victory Junction in honor of his grandson, Adam, who was killed in a racing accident in 2000.

Jeff Smith Chevrolet presented Petty with a $15,000 check to benefit Victory Junction.

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