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NASCAR team owners Maury Gallagher, Jimmie Johnson as well as team ambassador Richard “The King” Petty have announced that Petty GMS will become Legacy Motor Club.
LEGACY M.C. fields two cars in the NASCAR Cup Series. Rookie Noah Gragson will drive the No. 42 in 2023. Erik Jones remains in the No. 43. Additionally, since taking on a co-owner role, Jimmie Johnson also has plans to race on a limited basis in the No. 84 car.
The announcement was made on the TODAY show.
“Just over a year ago, I had the opportunity to acquire Richard Petty Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series,” said Gallagher.
“We made great strides throughout the 2022 season – winning the Southern 500 with Erik at Darlington and bringing Noah into the team for 2023. With the addition of Jimmie in an ownership role, we knew change was inevitable with his experience and knowledge.”
Gallagher added, “Our goal is to win races, win championships and to represent our partners by performing at the highest level. The new image of LEGACY M.C. is something that will allow us to stand out and foster a team environment that breeds success.”
Jimmie Johnson comments
Johnson is a 7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion.
“After brainstorming about the new name of our team, Maury and I recognized the opportunity to do something special and different,” Johnson stated.
“We felt it was important to have a name (LEGACY) that honored the past and acknowledged the future. The term ‘Motor Club’ is a nod to car clubs of the past. LEGACY M.C. will be an inclusive club for the automobile racing enthusiast. I am excited to be a part of a story so rich in heritage and look forward to creating a new legacy in this sport outside of the racecar.”
Carvana will be the sponsor for Jimmie Johnson in the Daytona 500.
“I’m looking forward to a new era in the No. 84 Chevrolet with LEGACY M.C. and getting a shot to drive the new Next Gen car this season,” said Johnson.
Richard Petty comments
“As we were all talking about creating a new name for the team, we looked at Jimmie, myself, and Dale Inman – that’s 22 championships – so there couldn’t be a better name to fit our race team than LEGACY, stated Richard Petty.
“The “Motor Club” is a perfect fit because we want our fans to pull for the whole team.”
“When I see the No. 42 & 43 cars, no matter who the driver was, is currently, or could be in the future, I want our fans to remember the Petty history that comes with them, and that history will continue to be made with LEGACY M.C.”