The team became one of the most influential in the history of Nascar as the brother of seven-time Nascar Cup Series champion Richard Petty Enterprises. According to Richard Petty Motorsport, drivers have recorded 212 cup series victories with Petty engines.
Maurice Petty was inducted into the Nascar Hall of Fame in 2014 and was the first engine builder to build the hall due to family success.
Maurice Petty was also driving at Nascar and the Dethona 500 winner was the crew chief. Petty started the 26 career cup series as a driver and finished seven top-five finishes and 16 top-10 finishes. He was the crew chief for Pete Hamilton when Hamilton won the 1970 Detona 500.