Thad Moffitt Ready for ARCA Racing Series Event Saturday Night

Thad Moffitt Ready for ARCA Racing Series Event Saturday Night
Returns to Fairgrounds Speedway with Performance Plus Motor Oil
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 4, 2018) – Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) development driver
Thad Moffitt will make his fourth ARCA Racing Series start this weekend at the legendary Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennesee. Moffitt, 17, comes into the 200-lap race more prepared than ever in his young career. He competed in three ARCA races in 2017, progressively getting better and finishing 11th at the tough short track in Indianapolis in his last start.”We were one lap away from a Top-10 in Indianapolis,” said Moffitt about his last ARCA start. “We had a great race, but I think I had more confidence after racing both Nashville and Toledo in the ARCA Racing Series. I just learned a lot last year and feel that I can use that knowledge this weekend coming back to the Fairgrounds Speedway.”

In preparation for Saturday night’s race, Moffitt and his Empire Racing team tested last Friday at the track. Moffitt was pleased leaving the track.

“Yeah, as a team, we really learned a lot,” continued Moffitt. “We need to find a little more speed for this weekend, but we have a really solid Performance Plus car. This track is fast, and tire wear is important. I love racing on the General Tire racing tires we have. We just need to be smart, save our tires and be there at the end.”

Last year, Moffitt made his ARCA Racing Series debut in this race. He qualified and finished 16th after racing inside the Top-15 throughout the night. The team returns Saturday with primary sponsor Performance Plus Motor Oil on the hood and sides of the No. 46 and associate sponsors Transportation Impact and Hostetler Ranch.

Moffitt, the 2016 Southeast Limited Late Model Champion from Trinity, North Carolina, is the son of Brian and Rebecca Petty-Moffitt. He started racing a go-kart and a quarter midget before moving to a Limited Late Model and now a Late Model on the ARCA Racing Series. A high school student, Moffitt grew up going to the track with his grandfather (“The King” Richard Petty) and also watching his uncle, Kyle Petty, race.

About Performance Plus
Performance Plus is a premium brand of lubricants that provides superior quality and unmatched performance at a competitive price. Performance Plus products use conventionally refined oils and proprietary twice-refined oils, blended with industry-leading additives, to meet and exceed industry certifications, licenses, approvals and OEM warranty requirements. With more than 30 years of innovation, research and testing, Performance Plus formulations are relied on by some of the largest commercial fleets and U.S. military combat vehicles, as well as race teams at events across North America. Visit PerformancePlusOils.com.

About Richard Petty Motorsports
A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM), 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. RPM is the winningest team in NASCAR Cup history with 273 wins and has business partnerships with national and global leaders. Today the race operation fields the famed No. 43 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. The team is headquartered in Welcome, North Carolina, and is supported by primary partners Click n’ Close, STP, Smithfield Foods and the United States Air Force.

For additional information, news and the latest updates, please visit www.richardpettymotorsports.com or connect with RPM on Facebook (Richard Petty Motorsports), Twitter (@RPMotorsports) or Instagram (@richardpettymotorsports).

About Empire Racing
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.

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Several ARCA teams testing at Nashville Friday

Mooresville (March 29, 2018) — It’s only a test; but it may look more like a race. Several ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards teams are planning to test Friday (March 30) at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in preparation for the Music City 200 coming to the famed ole short track Saturday, April 7.

At least six ARCA teams are on their way to Nashville for testing, including Venturini Motorsports, Mason Mitchell Motorsports, Win-Tron Racing, Empire Racing, Ken Schrader Racing and Chad Bryant Racing.

Thad Moffitt, grandson of “The King” Richard Petty, is testing with Empire Racing. Moffitt made his ARCA debut last year at Nashville, finishing 16th.

ARCA Nashville Fairgrounds Roots go back to 1959

Thad Moffitt to Kick-Off 2018 Season with Familiar Partner

   

 Thad Moffitt to Kick-Off 2018 Season with Familiar Partner

Performance Plus Motor Oil to Sponsor Moffitt in Late Model
and ARCA Racing Series
WELCOME, N.C. (March 16, 2018) – Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today their continued partnership with Performance Plus Motor Oil. The partnership will once again see RPM development driver, Thad Moffitt, competing in NASCAR Late Model competition and the ARCA Racing Series events at Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tenn. on April 7, Pocono Raceway on June 1, and at the short track in Indianapolis on September 7. Moffitt and RPM will partner with Empire Racing Group (ERG) to enter the cars for all races.

Performance Plus will continue to sponsor Moffitt during various Late Model races throughout the southeast in 2018. Moffitt and ERG will begin their race season this Saturday night during the Performance Plus 300 weekend at the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway. Moffitt will race the No. 46 Performance Plus machine in the Late Model feature this Saturday night. Performance Plus will also be an associate sponsor of Moffitt for the remainder of the year in both ARCA and NASCAR Late Model competition.

Moffitt, the grandson of “The King” Richard Petty, will make his first start at the Pocono Raceway later this year in the ARCA Racing Series while returning to both the Fairgrounds Speedway and Indianapolis. Moffitt plans more ARCA Racing Series starts later this summer which will be announced at a later date. The No. 46 of Moffitt is supported by Performance Plus along with Transportation Impact and Hostetler Ranch.

Moffitt, the 2016 Southeast Limited Late Model Champion, raced in two ARCA Racing Series events with Performance Plus in 2017. He finished a career-best 11th in Indianapolis and is excited to have them back as he continues his racing career.

“Performance Plus Motor Oil has been an awesome partner,” said Moffitt. “Their partnership allowed me to race a few races in the ARCA Racing Series last year and really helped me race in some of the biggest Late Model races in the southeast. We’re going to do a little more this year and hopefully we can get our first win in the Late Model and a few Top-10 finishes in the ARCA car. They are great people and I want to run really well for them.”

Moffitt is a 17-year-old native from Trinity, N.C. and is the son of Brian and Rebecca Petty-Moffitt. He started racing a go-kart and a quarter midget before moving to a Limited Late Model and now the ARCA Racing Series. A high school student, Moffitt grew up going to the track with his grandfather and watching his Uncle Kyle race.

About Performance Plus
Performance Plus is a premium brand of lubricants that provide superior quality and unmatched performance at a competitive price. Performance Plus products use conventionally refined oils and proprietary twice-refined oils, blended with industry-leading additives, to meet and exceed industry certifications, licenses, approvals and OEM warranty requirements. With more than 30 years of innovation, research and testing, Performance Plus formulations are relied on by some of the largest commercial fleets and U.S. military combat vehicles, as well as race teams at events across North America. Visit
About Richard Petty Motorsports
A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM), 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. RPM is the winningest team in NASCAR Cup history with 273 wins and has business partnerships with national and global leaders. Today the race operation fields the famed No. 43 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. The team is headquartered in Welcome, N.C. and is supported by primary partners Click n’ Close, STP, Smithfield Foods and the United States Air Force.
For additional information, news and the latest updates, please visit www.richardpettymotorsports.com or connect with RPM on Facebook (Richard Petty Motorsports), Twitter (@RPMotorsports) or Instagram (@richardpettymotorsports).
About Empire Racing
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.
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Contact:
Jeff Dennison
Richard Petty Motorsports
Cell: 704-252-3356

ARCA back to short track roots…Nashville Fairgrounds next

NASHVILLE (Feb. 19, 2018) — Now that the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has completed their season opening event at Daytona International Speedway, preparation has begun for the Music City 200 at Nashville’s (TN) Fairgrounds Speedway.  The Track Enterprises-promoted event has turned into a fan favorite, as three of the top Super Late Model tours will also be on track. The April 7 event is expected to draw some of the best fields of cars for short track racing in 2018.

A Richard Petty Driver Development Team