Adam Petty's ARCA Ties on Bubba Wallace's Darlington Throwback

Adam Petty's ARCA Ties on Bubba Wallace's Darlington Throwback

With Labor Day weekend quickly closing in, many Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series teams are releasing their throwback paint schemes for the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Richard Petty Motorsports recently released the look for Bubba Wallace’s No. 43 Victory Junction Gang Camp Chevrolet, and it has deep ARCA Menards Series ties.

Wallace’s car will carry the same look that the late Adam Petty carried to victory in his ARCA Menards Series debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October 1998. The orange, green, purple, and yellow livery was also on Adam’s ASA car and on his NASCAR Busch Series – now XFINITY Series – car through his rookie run in 1999.

Adam died in a racing crash in May 2000, and the Petty family carries on his legacy through Victory Junction. Since 2004, the camp has hosted thousands of children with serious medical problems and their families at no cost.

The Petty family has participated in the ARCA Menards Series since the early days of the series. Lee Petty’s cousin J.H. Petty – some believe it was Lee himself racing under an assumed name – won both ends of a doubleheader at Flat Rock in 1953. He was the fifth winner in the series long history that now includes wins registered by 335 different drivers.  Another of those drivers is Kyle Petty, who won is his one and only ARCA start back in 1979 at Daytona. And just like his father before him, Adam won in his ARCA debut at Charlotte in 1998.

While Richard Petty Motorsports isn’t currently directly involved in team ownership in the ARCA Menards Series, fourth-generation Petty family member Thad Moffitt has been a part of the series as a driver since 2017. The team has partnered with Empire Racing to field the No. 46 Chevrolet for Moffitt in the majority of the superspeedway races in 2019. Moffitt started on the front row at Daytona earlier in the season and has a best finish of ninth at Nashville, Gateway, and Chicago.

 

 

Comments
Richard B.

GLAD to see Petty Motor Sports bringing this paint Scheme back to pay tribute to ADAM Petty was a Great young Man 
GONE too SOON  REST N PEACE ADAM  Gone But Not FORGOTTEN  !! 

RobbyG83

Very nice tribute.... he (Adam Petty) would be very proud...I've been a petty fan since I was a little kid and I'm happy to see this paint scheme back on track..even though it's for the darlington weekend...I'm happy to see this scheme again.....