Maurice Petty is confirmed dead at the age of 81.
Maurice was best known as a American Hall of Fame racing driver.
Death was likely due to crew chief and engine builder.
Maurice Petty
Born(1939-03-27)March 27, 1939
DiedJuly 25, 2020(2020-07-25) (aged 81)
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)
WinsTop tensPoles
0160
Maurice Petty (March 27, 1939 –
July 25, 2020) was an 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 2014, Petty was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Petty died July 25, 2020, aged 81.
Contents
1 Personal background
2 Petty Enterprises
3 Honors and awards
4 Motorsports career results
4.1 NASCAR
4.1.1 Grand National Series
5 References
6 External links
Personal background
Petty was born on March 27, 1939. He is the son of Lee Petty, the brother of Richard Petty, the uncle of Kyle Petty and Trent Owens, and the great uncle of Adam Petty.
Petty Enterprises
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. 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. As an engine builder, Maurice built the motors that helped his brother win a record 200 victories, along with seven Cup Series championships.
Honors and awards
2011: International Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee
2013: NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee
2014: NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2014
Motorsports career results
NASCAR
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
Grand National Series
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
BIR8
NSV
AWS
PIF
CLB
SBO
BGS
DAR
HCY
CSF
GSP
HBO
MAR
NWS
CLT
94th
304
42
RCH9
ATL
1961
43
CLT
JSP
DAY
DAY
DAY
PIF
AWS
HMS
ATL
GPS
HBO15
GPS7
59th
-
42
BGS14
MAR
NWS
CLB
HCY
RCH
MAR
DAR
CLT
CLT
RSD
ASP
CLT
PIF3
BIR
GPS7
BGS13
NOR
HAS
STR
DAY
ATL
CLB
MBS18
BRI
NSV
HBO4
44
BGS21
AWS
RCH
SBO
DAR
HCY
RCH
CSF
ATL
MAR
NWS
CLT
BRI
1962
43
CON26
AWS
DAY
DAY
DAY
CON
57th
1278
41
AWS4
SVH
HBO6
RCH
CLB
NWS
GPS
MBS
MAR
BGS
BRI19
RCH
HCY
CON5
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
BIR14
GGS6
THS5
RSD
DAY
DAY
DAY
PIF
AWS
HBO
ATL
HCY
BRI
AUG
RCH
GPS
SBO
BGS
MAR
NWS
74th
944
43
CLB20
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
CON5
AUG
JSPDNQ
RCH7
BRI
GPS7
BGS
ATL
AWS6
HBO22
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
SVH4
RSD
DAY
DAY
DAY
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