Maurice Petty

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Maurice Petty
Born (1939-03-27) March 27, 1939 (age 80)
Awards2011 International Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee
2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee
NASCAR Cup Series career
26 races run over 5 years
Best finish57th (1962)
First race1960 Race 28 (Dixie)
Last race1964 Joe Weatherly 150 (Occoneechee)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 16 0

Maurice Petty (born March 27, 1939) is a former American NASCAR crew chief and engine builder for Petty Enterprises, of which he was part owner. In 2011, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, Alabama, in recognition of his career as a team owner, engine builder, crew chief, and driver. In 2013, Petty was nominated for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Personal background[edit]

Petty was born on March 27, 1939. He is the son of Lee Petty, the brother of Richard Petty,[1] the uncle of Kyle Petty and Trent Owens, and the great uncle of Adam Petty.

Petty Enterprises[edit]

Petty Enterprises was founded by Lee Petty and his two sons. The Petty family, working together as a team, corporately won over 250 races. Maurice primarily served the organization as engine builder and crew chief. He raced for the organization in 26 competitions from 1960 to 1964. As a driver, his best finish was third place at the Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1961.[1] In 1970, Petty was the crew chief for Pete Hamilton, who won three races for Petty Enterprises, including the 1970 Daytona 500 and both races at Talladega Superspeedway.[2] As an engine builder, Maurice built the motors that helped his brother win a record 200 victories, along with seven Cup Series championships.[1]

Honors and awards[edit]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Grand National Series[edit]

NASCAR Grand National Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 NGNC Pts
1960 Petty Enterprises 44 Plymouth CLT CLB DAY DAY DAY CLT NWS PHO CLB MAR HCY WIL BGS GPS AWS DAR PIF HBO RCH HMS CLT BGS DAY HEI MAB MBS ATL BIR
8
NSV AWS PIF CLB SBO BGS DAR HCY CSF GSP HBO MAR NWS CLT 94th 304
42 RCH
9
ATL
1961 43 CLT JSP DAY DAY DAY PIF AWS HMS ATL GPS HBO
15
GPS
7
59th -
42 BGS
14
MAR NWS CLB HCY RCH MAR DAR CLT CLT RSD ASP CLT PIF
3
BIR GPS
7
BGS
13
NOR HAS STR DAY ATL CLB MBS
18
BRI NSV HBO
4
44 Valiant BGS
21
AWS RCH SBO DAR HCY RCH CSF ATL MAR NWS CLT BRI
1962 43 Plymouth CON
26
AWS DAY DAY DAY CON 57th 1278
41 AWS
4
SVH HBO
6
RCH CLB NWS GPS MBS MAR BGS BRI
19
RCH HCY CON
5
DAR PIF CLT ATL BGS AUG RCH SBO DAY CLB ASH GPS AUG SVH MBS BRI CHT NSV HUN AWS STR BGS PIF VAL DAR HCY RCH DTS AUG MAR NWS CLT ATL
1963 42 BIR
14
GGS
6
THS
5
RSD DAY DAY DAY PIF AWS HBO ATL HCY BRI AUG RCH GPS SBO BGS MAR NWS 74th 944
43 CLB
20
THS DAR ODS RCH CLT BIR ATL DAY MBS SVH DTS BGS ASH OBS BRR BRI GPS NSV CLB AWS PIF BGS ONA DAR HCY RCH MAR DTS NWS THS CLT SBO HBO RSD
1964 41 CON
5
AUG JSP
DNQ
RCH
7
BRI GPS
7
BGS ATL AWS
6
HBO
22
PIF CLB NWS MAR SVH DAR LGY HCY SBO CLT GPS ASH ATL CON NSV CHT BIR VAL PIF DAY ODS OBS BRR ISP GLN LIN BRI NSV MBS AWS DTS ONA CLB BGS STR DAR HCY RCH ODS HBO MAR SVH NWS CLT HAR AUG JAC 61st 1760
42 SVH
4
RSD DAY DAY DAY

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Maurice Petty". Nascar.com. 1939-03-27. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  2. ^ "Pete Hamilton Interview".
  3. ^ "Maurice Petty". Archived from the original on 2013-08-12. Retrieved 2013-04-26.

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