Maurice Petty Death Dead – Maurice Petty Obituary: Cause of Death
Maurice Petty has passed away, this was confirmed through what we saw on social media today.
Maurice Petty (born March 27, 1939) is an American former 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. On July 25th 2020 he passed away peacefully in his home.
Sad news hearing Maurice Petty has passed away this morning. We have lost one of the best engine builders. Rest In Peace Chief. pic.twitter.com/S05eNzxx2S
— Johnny Dickson (@dickson_johnny) July 25, 2020
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 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.
Circumstances surrounding his death is yet to be revealed. We will update you as soon as we have more information about his death.