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Petty’s Garage and Military AutoSource Announce New Warrior Mustang

Petty's Garage and Military AutoSource Announce New Warrior Mustang

Petty’s Garage and Military AutoSource Announce New Warrior Mustang

Exclusive Build to Benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America and
Sell to U.S. Troops Overseas

LEVEL CROSS, N.C. (May 26, 2017) – Petty’s Garage, in partnership with Military AutoSource, a subsidiary of Overseas Military Sales Corporation, today announced a new Warrior edition Ford Mustang during an unveiling at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, hosted by “The King” Richard Petty.  The one-of-a-kind, high performance Mustangs will be sold exclusively to the military community stationed on U.S. bases outside the United States.
The Petty’s Garage Warrior Edition Mustang is specifically built and designed for our nation’s heroes. The 670 horsepower Mustangs feature a Magnaflow cat back exhaust and a slew of Petty’s Garage features including a race inspired spoiler, leather interior with the Warrior logo, Ford Performance lower springs and more.  Each Mustang will have a Warrior edition dash badge for “The King’s” authentic autograph.
The first line of Warrior Ford Mustangs by Petty’s Garage will be custom built and available exclusively through Military AutoSource.  Military AutoSource has partnered with some of the leading names in vehicle customization and performance to craft vehicles that are not only unique, but also reflect the spirit of leadership and excellence that exemplify our military.  Military AutoSource is committed to providing access, value, and benefits to those who serve, and the Warrior program is an extension of this mission.

Source: Petty’s Garage

“We are truly excited to be partnering with the Petty team to add a Petty’s Garage edition to our Warrior vehicle program,” says Steve Frisch, Military AutoSource’s Senior Vice President.  “The Petty’s Garage commitment to create an ownership and driving experience that is both memorable and personal, is completely aligned with our mission.  We know our troops are going to love this Mustang and can’t wait to bring it to them.”
Petty is proud to offer this new line of Warrior Mustangs for those who serve abroad.
“Our family makes a living out of racing and high performance cars, but none of that would not possible without the men and women who fight every day for our freedom,” said Petty, Owner of Petty’s Garage.  “Our partnership with Military Autosource allows us to offer specialty-built Ford Mustangs to our men and women serving overseas.  We feel confident they are going to enjoy them.”
A portion of proceeds from each Petty’s Garage Warrior Ford Mustang vehicle sold will benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America.  Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of their members – veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction. The Petty family have been longtime supporters of the efforts of Paralyzed Veterans to support our nation’s veterans following catastrophic injury.

Thad Moffitt, Grandson of Richard Petty, to Make ARCA Debut This Weekend

Thad Moffitt, Grandson of Richard Petty, to Make ARCA Debut This Weekend

Empire Racing Group with Richard Petty Motorsports to Enter Moffitt with Support from Transportation Impact and Hostetler Ranch

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 4, 2017) – In partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM), Empire Racing Group (ERG) will enter Thad Moffitt in Saturday’s ARCA Music City 200 presented by the Azure Foundation at the storied Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee. Moffitt, the grandson of “The King” Richard Petty, will make his first start in the national touring series.

Moffitt will drive the No. 46 Petty Blue Ford with primary sponsorship from Transportation Impact and associate sponsorship from Hostetler Ranch, Performance Plus, Jacob Construction, Design and Technology- all partners of Moffitt throughout his young career. Moffitt, the 2016 Southeast Limited Late Model Champion, has been racing a NASCAR late model with ERG this year. Before last Saturday’s race at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway, Moffitt spent time in Nashville testing the ARCA car. After the test, the Petty family and ERG Crew Chief Mike Cheek felt that Moffitt was ready for this weekend’s race.

Following in His Family’s Footsteps

“Thad has a lot of passion to follow in the footsteps of his family,” said Cheek. “He has won a championship in a limited late model and in just a few races in a NASCAR late model, he has shown his talents. He did well during the ARCA test, and no matter the result, this will be great experience at a young age.”

Moffitt is a 16-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 late model. A high school sophomore, Moffitt grew up going to the track with his grandfather and watching his uncle Kyle and cousin Adam race. He also understands the business side of racing, learning daily from his father, Brian, who leads Richard Petty Motorsports as the CEO. His passion is being behind the wheel and carrying on the family tradition.

“I love racing, being at the track and just learning and trying to get better each race,” said Moffitt. “The ERG team has been great and I’ve had a lot of fun with them in the late model. They have a good ARCA program and I really wanted to make my debut in this series. A lot of great drivers have raced in ARCA, and Uncle Kyle and Adam have both won in this series. It makes me really want to follow in their footsteps. But, this is a learning process, too. I’m excited and ready, but I have a lot to learn. I just want to stay out of trouble and have a good race for everyone who supports me such as Transportation Impact, Jacob Companies, Performance Plus and Hostetler Ranch. We can’t do it without them.”

Saturday’s race will be televised live on MAVTV beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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.

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 and Fresh From Florida. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C.

Source: Richard Petty Motorsports

NASCAR Leaders and Legends at Petersen Museum to Honor Richard Petty

Richard Petty to be Honored by NASCAR Leaders and Legends at Petersen Museum

NASCAR Leaders and Legends at Petersen Museum to Honor Richard Petty


NASCAR Legend and American Icon Richard Petty will be Honored at the Petersen Automotive Museum with an All-Star Dinner and Q & A in Tribute to Petty’s Life and Career.


LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 8, 2017) – The Petersen Automotive Museum, along with Hostetler Companies and Ford Performance, will honor “The King” Richard Petty, on March 23, 2017. The event will feature an all-star panel including Jeff Gordon, Kyle Petty, Rusty Wallace and Mike Helton with NASCAR. Also Mike Joy, lead race announcer for FOX NASCAR, will MC the event. As part of the tribute, the Petersen will also honor Petty with the museum’s Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Stock car racing is one of the most uniquely American forms of motorsport and nobody casts as big of a shadow in that world as Richard Petty,” said Terry Karges, Executive Director of the Petersen Museum. “His larger than life persona and incredible talent behind the wheel have done more for the sport than just about anyone else and we’re thrilled to help him celebrate his 80th birthday.”
The evening will also feature a live auction hosted by Barrett Jackson with Joseph Mast as the auctioneer. Among the items being auctioned are a 2017 Ford Mustang Richard Petty 80th Tribute Edition styled by The King himself, a one of a kind Disney Pixar custom drawing with Lightning McQueen and Petty, a signature custom designed Charlie 1 Horse cowboy hat worn by Richard Petty and a custom painted Tennessee Electric Guitar which was created and painted to celebrate The King’s seven championship-winning cars. There will also be a mobile silent auction beginning on March 9th through March 23rd, 2017, which can be accessed through the Petersen’s website. The charity auctions will benefit both the Petersen Automotive Museum and the Petty Family Foundation.
The Petersen will also recognize the American icon with its highest honor, the 2017 Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award, for his contributions to motor racing. Previous winners of the Petersen Award include Dan Gurney, Art Chrisman, Carroll Shelby, George Barris, Andy Granatelli, The Ford Family, Vic Edelbrock, Jack Roush, Ed “Isky” Iskenderian, “Speedy” Bill Smith, Alex Xydias, Wally Parks and Ed Pink.
This event honoring Petty is being presented by a number of incredible sponsors including Smithfield Foods, Barrett Jackson, BASF, Canepa, Charlie 1 Horse, Goody’s, Heidi Mraz, Hendrick Motorsports, Jeff Gordon Cellars, Magnaflow, NASCAR, Omix ADA Rugged Ridge, Petty’s Garage, Pixar, SEMA, Standard Tool and Equipment, Greenworks and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Tickets for this event are open to the public and may still be available for purchase via https://petersen.org/petty/.