MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Taking to the track on Thursday, September 15, at Chicagoland Speedway for the ARCA Racing Series Scott 150, Dylan Martin (@DylanMartin07) will make his third start in the No. 48 Empire Racing Group/Richard Petty Motorsports Development Team Ford, in a special tribute to “The King,” Richard Petty.
The No. 48 car will don the famous “Petty Blue” paint scheme, celebrating a year-long tribute leading up to Richard Petty’s 80th birthday next July. The NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee won 200 races in his time on the NASCAR circuit and currently owns Richard Petty Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series. Petty continues to craft the future champions of the sport through the Richard Petty Motorsports Development Team by preparing future industry talent for the next step in stock car racing with top-quality equipment and an understanding of what it takes to be successful in the sport.
“All of the Petty entities are celebrating 80 years of the King in a special way,” said Rebecca Moffitt, daughter of Richard Petty. “We thought it would be fun for Empire Racing Group to get in on the celebration by running a paint scheme that mimicked the 1969 Ford Torino that the King drove.”