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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.
Jeff Dennison
Richard Petty Motorsports
Cell: 704-252-3356

Menards 200

Schedule of events for the Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway
Fri., May 19
4:30-6:30 PM Pre-Registration at the Speedway Bar & Grill
5:00-6:00 PM ARCA Racing Series Rig Parking
(Parking Only, No unloading)
Sat., May 20
7:00 AM ARCA Racing Series Registration Opens
7:30 AM ARCA Racing Series Remaining Haulers Enter
8:00 AM ARCA Racing Series Garage Opens
8:00-11:00 AM Approved Motorized vehicle Use in ARCA Garage
10:45 AM ARCA Racing Series Driver and Spotter Meeting and Draw for Qualifying Order
11:00 AM ARCA Late Model Sportsman Registration Opens
12:30-2:00 PM ARCA Racing Series Practice
2:15 PM ARS Qualifying Tech Line Opens
2:05-2:30 PM ARCA Late Model Sportsman Practice
2:30 PM First Time ARS Driver Meeting in the ARCA Administration Trailer Office
3:00 PM ARS Pre-Qualifying Tech In-Line Time
3:30 PM ARCA Late Model Sportsman Qualifying (Group – 10 minutes from 1/4 mile track)
4:00 PM ARS Pole Qualifying (All Positions / 2 laps)
Start of the ARCA Late Model Sportsman Feature 35 Laps (Following ARS Pole Qualifying)
4:00 PM ARCA Racing Series Registration Closes
5:30 PM ARCA Racing Series Garage Closes
Sun., May 21
9:30 AM ARCA Racing Series Garage and Registration Opens
10:00 AM Grandstand Gates Open
10:00-11:30 AM Approved Motorized vehicle Use in ARCA Garage
10:15-10:45 AM Final Adjustments
11:00 AM ARCA Racing Series Driver, Crew Chief and Spotter Meeting
(Required Attendance)
Post Meeting Chapel Service
11:45 AM All Cars Gridded on Front stretch
12:00 N-1:00 PM ARCA Racing Series Autograph Session (Attendance Mandatory)
1:30 PM ARCA Racing Series Registration Closes
1:30 PM ARCA Racing Series Driver Introduction
2:00 PM Start of the Menards 200
(200 laps / 100 miles)
15 min. post race Approved Motorized vehicle Use in ARCA Garage