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Thad Moffitt to Make Salem Speedway Debut in ARCA Racing Series

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 19, 2018) – Thad Moffitt will return to the ARCA Racing Series this weekend to make his debut at the Salem (Ind.) Speedway in the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 this Sunday.  It will be Moffitt’s second consecutive start in the ARCA Racing Series in 2018, and fifth overall.  He is coming off a 14th-place finish at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tenn.

Transportation Impact, a long time supporter of Moffitt, will serve as the primary partner this weekend.  The company is based in Emerald Isle, N.C. and specializes in achieving maximum supply chain reduction.  Transportation Impact has helped serve over 650 different companies in less than 10 years.

The Transportation Impact No. 46 team tested last week at Salem, giving Moffitt some experience heading into Sunday’s race.

“This is a pretty awesome track,” said Moffitt. “It’s really fast, high-banked and fun to drive. It’s going to be a whole new experience when we start racing, but I’m pretty anxious to get to Sunday.”

Moffitt will be making his fifth ARCA Racing Series start, with a best finish of 11th in Indianapolis.  During his last race in Nashville, Moffitt drove from the back of the field to finish 14th.  He returns to the ARCA Racing Series with the help of Transportation Impact, and with associate sponsors Performance Plus Motor Oil and Hostetler Ranch.

“I feel that our race program is gaining momentum,” commented Moffitt.  “It really helps to be able to race consecutive races against good competition.  I can learn a lot more. We can’t do it without the help of our sponsors. I really want to thank Transportation Impact for helping us out this weekend.”

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.

Sunday’s race will be televised live on MAVTV.

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 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.

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