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Grandsons of Richard Petty, Joe Gibbs to race at Myrtle Beach Speedway
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Posted by:  RaceRap on April 15, 2017 at 8:19am

Grandsons of Richard Petty, Joe Gibbs to race at Myrtle Beach Speedway during fair

BY DAVID WETZEL
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Myrtle Beach Speedway is bringing some major NASCAR pedigree this weekend to help cap a big week at the track.

Thad Moffitt, a grandson of Richard Petty and a fourth-generation Petty driver, and Ty Gibbs, a grandson of Joe Gibbs and a second-generation Gibbs driver, will compete in the NASCAR Whelen Late Model races at Myrtle Beach Speedway on Saturday.

MBS Sales, Marketing and Track Announcer Mike Neff said it highlights the speedway’s role in the grassroots of NASCAR. He pointed out that some of the sport’s heavyweights – such as Petty himself, David Pearson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. – have raced here before.

“There’s been a long line of drivers that have come through and raced in Myrtle Beach just because of the experience they get here from running on this track the way it’s configured and the asphalt and the skills that it brings to them,” Neff said. “It builds a good racing resume and a good skill set. So it’s cool to have the recognition of past drivers that have come through here knowing that they want to send their kids through here because they feel it will build their skills and build their character in racing.”

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/sports/nascar-auto-racing/article144378969.html#storylink=cpy

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