Monster Energy NASCAR Cup No. 43 Team News

May 31, 2018


Thad Moffit to Make Pocono Raceway Debut
Performance Plus Motor Oil Returns to No. 46 After Top-10 Finish
Fence Armor Comes on Board as New Associate Sponsor
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 31, 2018) – After scoring his first ARCA Racing Series Top-10, Thad Moffitt is now ready to make his big track debut at the Pocono (Pa.) Raceway this weekend in the ARCA Racing Series. Performance Plus Motor Oil will be the primary sponsor of Moffitt and the No. 46 Empire Racing Group team.

Moffitt, a RPM development driver competing in NASCAR Late Model competition and the ARCA Racing Series, finished tenth at the Toledo (Ohio) Speedway in his last ARCA start. It was his first Top-10 finish in only his sixth ARCA start. The finish helped Moffitt gain momentum heading into Pocono Raceway.
“I’ve had a lot more attention since our last race,” said Moffitt. “It just gives me and our team a lot more confidence, and we’ll need it this weekend. It’s a whole new deal for us, racing at Pocono. It’s my first big track and I’ll have a lot to learn when we practice. Our plan is to run a bunch of laps so I can get used to the track. We’ll then be ready for the race.”
Performance Plus Motor Oil has supported Moffitt since he began racing in late models and in the ARCA Racing Series. They will again be on the hood and sides of the No. 46 with Moffitt as he takes the next step in his racing career.
“Performance Plus has been one of the first brands to sponsor me and help me get to this point,” added Moffitt. “Running with Performance Plus oil on my side gives me extra confidence and I want to thank them for being with me. I think our car looks great and I get pretty excited to race their colors. I want to get a good finish for them on Saturday.”
Moffitt will also debut a new associate sponsor this weekend. Fence Armor, the world’s leading post protection manufacturer, will be on the No. 46 for the remainder of the season in both ARCA and late model competition. Fence Armor has supported the Petty family since meeting them through Victory Junction last year. Moffitt is also supported by Transportation Impact and Hostetler Ranch.
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. He is the 2016 Southeast Limited Late Model champion.

You can follow Moffitt through his Facebook page (Thad Moffitt Racing), Twitter (@ThadMoffitt) and Instagram (moffitt_thad).

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.