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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2017

Mooresville, NC, March 18th, 2017 – Development driver, Thad Moffitt, will be at the Myrtle Beach Speedway on Saturday, March 18th, 2017. Moffitt will be participating in the Performance Plus 300 presented by Safety Kleen. Thad Moffitt is a 4th generation race-car driver and the grandson of Richard Petty; son to Richard Petty’s youngest daughter, Rebecca Petty Moffitt and husband Brian Moffitt CEO of Richard Petty Motorsports.

Racing at the historical Myrtle Beach Speedway has never been so exciting! Watch action packed racing on the “Beast at the Beach” 1/2 mile asphalt track. Six action packed races all back to back guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat or on your feet!

About Empire Racing Group,
Established in 2009, Empire Racing Group is a development team that strives to identify young racing talent and assist them in the advancement of their careers. While ERG originally focused on the ARCA Racing Series with driver Sean Corr (team owner/driver), the team has since expanded its reach into other series thanks in part to its alliance with Grumpy’s Performance, Inc. Under the expertise of crew chief Mike ‘Grumpy’ Cheek, ERG now competes in various late model series as well as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). In 2016, ERG will be serving as the developmental team for Richard Petty Motorsports, providing young drivers with driver coaching, technical support, public relations, and marketing needs. Drivers for the 2017 season include notable rising stars Thad Moffitt, and Harrison Moffitt, as well as racing veteran Sean Corr.

To learn more about ERG, call (704) 664-8882 or visit www.empireracinggroup.com.

Press Release February 8, 2017

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Kentucky Speedway to Celebrate Richard Petty’s 80th with Birthday Festivities

Kentucky Speedway and entitlement partner Alsco Linen and Uniform Rental Services to host July 8 birthday celebration to mark “The King” Richard Petty’s 80th birthday.

Sparta, Ky. – Kentucky Speedway, Alsco Linen and Uniform Rental Services, and Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) have collaborated on a multi-layer celebration to begin at approximately 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, July 8.

The King will participate in the celebration at The King’s 80th Birthday presented by Alsco Linen and Uniform Rental Services fan hospitality tent located in the Kentucky Speedway Hospitality Village where he’ll be part of a question-and-answer session hosted by his son, former NASCAR driver, Kyle Petty.

Other significant members of the NASCAR community including drivers, team owners, sponsors, and more are also scheduled to make appearances throughout the day to offer their personal birthday wishes, share a favorite story or talk about what The King has meant to the sport.

Kentucky Speedway, Alsco, and RPM will be unveiling several tiers of activation in the coming weeks as part of the overall celebration.

Fans can join the party by calling (859) 578-2300 or by visiting www.kentuckyspeedway.com\KINGs80th and can join in the conversation at any time through social media using the hashtag #KINGs80th across all Petty, Alsco and Kentucky Speedway entities.

The 2017 season at Kentucky Speedway begins in July with the return of a NASCAR tripleheader weekend anchored by the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series July 8 Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts. The Camping World Truck Series starts the weekend with a 225-mile event Thursday, July 6 and the XFINITY Series Alsco 300 is Friday, July 7.

The XFINITY Series Visit Myrtle Beach 300 returns to the 1.5-mile tri-oval on Saturday, Sept. 23 along with the ARCA Racing Series Crosley 150 on Friday, Sept. 22 to conclude season’s racing.

Fans may purchase season tickets and camping, July weekend packages or individual race tickets now by calling (859) 578-2300 or visiting the Kentucky Speedway ticket office at 1 Speedway Drive, Sparta, Ky., 41086 just off Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 North. Ticket office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

About Empire Racing Group

Established in 2009, Empire Racing Group is a development team that strivesto identify young racing talent and assist them in the advancement of their careers. While ERG originally focused on the ARCA Racing Series with driver Sean Corr (team owner/driver), the team has since expanded its reach into other series thanks in part to its alliance with Grumpy’s Performance, Inc. Under the expertise of crew chief Mike ‘Grumpy’ Cheek, ERG now competes in various late model series as well as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). In 2016, ERG will be serving as the developmental team for Richard Petty Motorsports, providing young drivers with driver coaching, technical support, public relations, and marketing needs. Drivers for the 2017 season include notable rising stars Thad Mo3tt, and Harrison Mo3tt, aswell as racing veteran Sean Corr. To learn more about ERG, call (704) 664-8882 or visit www.empireracinggroup.com.

About ALSCO

Alsco ( www.alsco.com) is a family owned and operated business founded in 1889 that was recognized by the world-renowned Hohenstein Institute for having invented the linen and uniform rental industry. Alsco provides linen and uniform services to customers that range from restaurants and healthcare clinics to automotive repair and industrial manufacturing facilities. With over 170 locations, Alsco provides world-class service to over 350,000 customers on five continents.

About Richard Petty Motorsports

A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneur Andrew Murstein, is one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports. With a history of over 200 wins and business partnerships with national and global leaders, today the race operation fields one team in competition in the NASCAR premier series with driver Aric Almirola. Almirola will return to the iconic No. 43 Ford with partners Smithfield Foods, STP, United States Air Force, Alsco and Fresh From Florida. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C.

About Petty’s Garage

Petty’s Garage brings The King’s winning tradition to a variety of high-performance automobiles. From production-based vehicles to custom builds and restorations, Petty’s Garage is a high performance speed shop characterized by its focus on spectacular automobiles. If you can dream it, Petty’s Garage can build it!

About Petty Museum

The Petty Museum, founded in 1988, is a glimpse into the life and accomplishments of the great racing family. With over 200 career wins and 10 NASCAR Championships, the museum has an awesome display of racing history as well as many personal collectibles from the entire family. This is where you find out what’s behind the sunglasses and where it all started!

About Petty Family Foundation

The Petty Family Foundation has a strong belief in family values, integrity, and compassion for others. It is these ideals upon which the Foundation was built, providing the means necessary to empower those who help others. By focusing our mission on healthcare and enriching the lives of our country’s servicemen, we will continue a legacy of success and a vision of humanity.

About Victory Junction

Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children, ages six to 16, with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Co-founded by Kyle Petty, in honor of his son, Adam Petty, the camp is located in Randleman, N.C. Victory Junction offers programs for a range of disease groups and maintains strong relationships with more than 30 partner hospitals. Victory Junction’s mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment, always free of charge. As a not-for-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous individuals, foundations, organizations and corporations to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families. Since the camp’s inception, more than 23,000 children and families have received not only a circle of support but experiences thought to only be possible by healthy children. Victory Junction is a member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network of Camps founded by Paul Newman, and is accredited by the rigorous guidelines of the American Camping Association. To learn more about visit www.victoryjunction.org.

About Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America

Led by former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty, the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America is an annual cross-country motorcycle trek that raises funds and awareness for Victory Junction. The Ride is one of the most successful and popular charity events in the country. Now in its 22nd year, more than 7,950 riders have logged more than 11.6 million cumulative motorcycle miles and raised more than $17.5 million for Victory Junction and other children’s charities.

Contact

Heather Lumpp

Director of Communications

Richard Petty Motorsports

Cell: 847-302-5509
hlumpp@rpm43.com 

Forrister to Focus on Consistency as He Takes on Eldora

 

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Korbin Forrister looks to use his dirt racing talents to drive the Empire Racing Group/Richard Petty Motorsports Development Team No. 43 Tilted Kilt/The Center for Advanced Rehab at Parkside Ford F-150 to victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Aspen Dental Eldora Derby at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday, July 20.

Sliding on dirt tracks comes naturally to Forrister, an experienced dirt racer who began racing at age 15, racking up over 100 starts in Limited Late Model, Crate Late Model and Sportsman division races. Forrister has accumulated dozens of starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and ARCA Racing Series combined, as he continues to build his racing career through the ranks.

In two previous starts at Eldora Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Forrister has two top-25 finishes and hopes to improve in his third start on the half-mile dirt oval located in Rossburg, Ohio.

“Having a background in racing on dirt gives you a feel for the track and the fundamentals of dirt racing,” Forrister said. “I’ve raced the truck race at Eldora Speedway the past two years and now I can take what I’ve learned to put it all together for this year.”

This year, Forrister hopes to maintain good track position and remain consistent over the race, “Last year we were hit-or-miss. We started well, the middle wasn’t great, but we finished decent. This year I want to be more consistent every lap and try to improve over the course of the race to get a good finish for the team.”

Making his first start with Empire Racing Group and Grumpy’s Performance in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Forrister’s years of experience on dirt tracks will bring a unique advantage to the Richard Petty Motorsports Development team.

Forrister added, “We put this deal together about one-and-a-half to two weeks ago and everyone at Empire Racing Group has been thrashing to get this truck put together. We’ve got a good piece to go get a good finish at Eldora. This is a really great group of guys and I’m really thankful to have the opportunity to be with them.”

Wednesday night’s race will be only the second start of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season for the No. 43 truck, bringing a heightened level of excitement for the Empire Racing Group and Richard Petty Motorsports teams. The iconic No. 43 piloted by NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Richard Petty now extends its legacy into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, allowing young drivers to carry the famed number as they race alongside some of the biggest names in motorsports.

With only a couple of weeks of preparation time for Wednesday’s race, Forrister thanks the sponsors who have come on board and the team for their hard work. “They’re what made this possible. I’m not racing a full season this year, so I’m fortunate for every race I can get the opportunity to be in.”

The No. 43 Empire Racing Group/Richard Petty Motorsports Development Team Ford F-150 hits the track on Wednesday, July 20 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 and MRN.

About Empire Racing Group
Established in 2009, Empire Racing Group is a development team that strives to identify young racing talent and assist them in the advancement of their careers. While ERG originally focused on the ARCA Racing Series with drivers Sean Corr (team owner) and Mason Mitchell, the team has since expanded its reach into other series thanks in part to its alliance with Grumpy’s Performance, Inc. Under the expertise of crew chief Mike ‘Grumpy’ Cheek, ERG now competes in various Late Model series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). In 2016, Empire Racing Group will be serving as a developmental team for Richard Petty Motorsports, providing young drivers with driver coaching, technical support, as well as public relations and marketing needs. RPM will also utilize ERG for developing full pit crew for opportunities within the RPM organization. Additionally, ERG will compete in multiple racing series including the ARCA Racing Series, NCWTS, and NASCAR Late Model Series at various local short tracks. Drivers for the 2016 season include notable rising stars Austin Hill and Dylan Martin, Thad Moffitt, and now another rising star Korbin Forrister, as well as racing veteran Sean Corr. To learn more about ERG, call (704) 664-8882 or visit www.empireracinggroup.com.

Team Contact
Empire Racing, LLC.
304 Performance Road Mooresville, NC 28115
(704) 664-8882

May 19, 2016 – Thad Moffitt, For Immediate Release

Thad Moffitt, grandson of NASCAR Hall of Famer, Richard Petty, and the No. 46 Transportation Impact team will look to keep last weekend’s momentum going through the approaching off-weekend. Last weekend proved to be a step in the right direction for the Empire Racing Group imageteam. In the first race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway this season, Moffitt showed some speed on the track. The team made some adjustments to the car, and Moffitt turned lap times faster than the leader, but time was not on the No. 46 team’s side. They brought home a second-place finish. This is Moffitt’s highest finish of the 2016 season. He finished eighth in the second race of the evening. The team came off a struggle with engine troubles occurring in the last practice and qualifying run at Caraway Speedway the previous weekend, but, the No. 46 team will return to Caraway Speedway May 28th to compete and look for their first win. In the first five races of the season, the No. 46 team has three Top-Five finishes and two Top-Ten finishes. Moffitt currently sits first in points in the SELLMS Series.The team hopes to continue to build on their success and be a contender for victory in the upcoming events. In June, the No. 46 team will run at Hickory Speedway, ACE Speedway, Myrtle Beach, and Bowman Gray Stadium. “I feel really good and am excited about the way our team and car are working and running,” says Moffitt. “I think our momentum will carry our team’s confidence into the next race. I don’tsee the off-weekend as being something to stop us. We are really excited for what the rest ofthe season has in-store. We’ve overcome some obstacles, and I think we can handle whatever else is thrown our way and hopefully take home a checkered flag soon.”

About Empire Racing Group

Established in 2009, Empire Racing Group is a development team that strivesto identify young racing talent and assist them in the advancement of their careers. While ERG originally focused on the ARCA Racing Series with driver Sean Corr (team owner/driver), the team has since expanded its reach into other series thanks in part to its alliance with Grumpy’s Performance, Inc. Under the expertise of crew chief Mike ‘Grumpy’ Cheek, ERG now competes in various late model series as well as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). In 2016, ERG will be serving as the developmental team for Richard Petty Motorsports, providing young drivers with driver coaching, technical support, public relations, and marketing needs. Drivers for the 2017 season include notable rising stars Thad Mo3tt, and Harrison Mo3tt, aswell as racing veteran Sean Corr. To learn more about ERG, call (704) 664-8882 or visit www.empireracinggroup.com.