Petty Enterprises Completes Move to Mooresville N.C.; A Legacy of Success Heads South Mooresville, N.C. (January 8, 2008) -- Petty Enterprises is the newest resident of Race City, U.S.A. As of January 7, the organization began operating ...
Petty Enterprises Completes Move to Mooresville N.C.; A Legacy of Success Heads South
Mooresville, N.C. (January 8, 2008) -- Petty Enterprises is the newest resident of Race City, U.S.A. As of January 7, the organization began operating completely out of their, 115,000 square foot facility in Mooresville, N.C.
Since its inception in 1949 through the 2007 season, Petty Enterprises had been based out of Level Cross, N.C. From this home the team earned 268 NASCAR Sprint Cup wins, 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup championships and nine Daytona 500 trophies. Intertwined in the movement of man and machine is a renewed commitment to winning that produced such a successful legacy.
"This is an exciting time to be a part of the Petty Enterprises' family," said Executive Vice President of Race Operations Robbie Loomis. "NASCAR is going in a new direction with the new car, so we felt this was the right time to make our transition. The fact that the move was finished ahead of schedule shows our determination."
The move was not scheduled for completion until after the Sprint Cup sessions of NASCAR Preseason Thunder testing at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, which began January 7 and lasts two weeks. The No. 45 Wells Fargo/Marathon/PVA Dodge, which tests during the first week, left for Daytona from the Level Cross shop. They will return to Mooresville. The famous No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team will leave for the second week of testing from the new shop, putting a symbolic finishing touch on a busy off-season for Petty Enterprises.
"It was imperative for us to stay ahead of the game in preparation for one of the most important seasons in NASCAR Sprint Cup memory," continued Loomis. "Aside from the move, we made some very good hires during the winter. New crew chief Jeff Meendering and technical director Derrick Finley round out a team of personnel that we feel can compete with any group in the garage area. Those two bring years of success to our organization and really fit the mold of what we want to do at Petty Enterprises."