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.