Photos: Maurice Petty dies at 81 Jul 25, 2020 Jul 25, 2020 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save Petty Brothers Richard Petty, left, and his brother Maurice, right, check the engine of Richard's grand national stock car at Pocono raceway Saturday, Aug. 3, 1975 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. AP Photo/Guise DAYTONA 500 HAMILTON Pete Hamilton, Charlotte, NC, gets a hug from Maurice Petty after he won the Daytona 500, February 22, 1970, driving a Petty engineered 1970 Plymouth. The Petty family had two cars entered in the race but Richard Petty blew the engine in his 1970 Plymouth early in the race leaving only Hamilton racing. AP Photo/CS NASCAR Petty Sale Auto Racing In this July 15, 1964 file photo, Lee Petty, center, and his sons Maurice, left, and Richard look into the empty engine well of a new race car in their garage in Level Cross, N.C. AP Photo AUTOMOBILE RACING NASCAR driver Richard Petty, left, with Maurice Petty in the pit at the Martinsville Speedway during qualifying for the Virginia 500, Friday, April 21, 1978. David Rolfe/Journal Richard Petty Richard Petty, right, and Maurice Petty, who is his crew chief, check out a set of plugs prior to time trials for the Atlanta 500, March 16, 1978. The Pettys will have to keep plugging away to make car 43 run better as Richard placed ninth in the trials with a speed of 158.048 mph, well off the pole time set by Cale Yarborough of 162.06 mph. AP Photo/Joe Holloway Jr. Maurice Petty Master mechanic Maurice Petty reacts after being named to the next class of inductees during an announcement at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 22, 2013. AP Photo/Chuck Burton Maurice Petty Engine builder Maurice Petty signs an autograph for a fan on his way to the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Charlotte, N.C. AP Photo/Bob Leverone Maurice Petty Engine builder Maurice Petty answers reporters' questions on his way to the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Charlotte, N.C. Petty joins his brother Richard Petty in the hall. AP Photo/Bob Leverone Hide vertical gallery titles As featured on +2 Ed Hardin: Maurice Petty was at home in his shop and out of the bright lights The first time I ever tried to interview Maurice Petty it didn’t go so well. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save Load comments × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. MOST POPULAR Buildings and roads damaged near Sparta after 5.1 magnitude quake in NC shakes up people as far away as Atlanta Greensboro woman dies after her car crashes and rolls over on Gate City Boulevard, police say School nutrition worker tests positive for COVID-19, co-workers sent home, Guilford County Schools says In merger with Virginia health care giant, Greensboro's Cone Health gains advantages, makes historic move away from local origins The Syllabus: Grieving at Guilford College promotion Local Business Stimulus Don't just face change, thrive in it. We stand ready to build on our commitment to help your business succeed with our Local Business Stimulus Program. Apply Now! promotion Reader's Choice 2020 Nominate your favorite businesses for a chance to win a $100 gift card! promotion Honoring The Class Of 2020 promotion At Home More Latest Local Offers PLUMBING REGLAZING PRESSURE WASHING Contests & Events promotion Reader's Choice 2020 Nominate your favorite businesses for a chance to win a $100 gift card! promotion Support Local! Buy gift cards to support your local businesses.