Found May 26, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Richard Petty Motorsports drivers Marcos Ambrose and Aric Almirola will share the front row for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday. It's the first time that RPM cars will roll off first and second in a NASCAR Sprint Cup race since Kasey Kahne and Paul Menard accomplished the feat at Kansas Speedway in 2010. But a lot has happened since then to the iconic brand that shares the name of NASCAR's first seven-time champion and only 200-race winner, Richard Petty. The organization was sold at the end of 2010 and new investors were brought in. The race teams were streamlined from four to two squads for 2011 as the company strived to gain footing for its next chapter. Gone from the RPM landscape were George Gillett and his sons, who offered more drama than direction after purchasing the company from Ray Evernham. Now investors Andy Murstein and Doug Bergeron have made their inaugural launch into NASCAR with the team. AJ Allmendinger was retained from the first driver roster and joined ...

Almirola takes pole at Coca-Cola 600

Aric Almirola took the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 with a lap of 192.940 mph Thursday night, giving Richard Petty Motorsports a front-row sweep at Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCAR's longest race. Teammate Marcus Ambrose was second at 191.598 in qualifying for the Sunday night race. Petty won a Sprint Cup-record 123 poles during his career. Almirola, gearing up for his first...

Aric Almirola and Marcos Ambrose Media Transcript

The Richard Petty Motorsports front row of pole-sitter Aric Almirola and Marcos Ambrose finished practice early at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Both men spoke to Ford Racing about why they didn’t take advantage of the whole session and what their expectations are for tomorrow night.  ARIC ALMIROLA – No. 43 U.S. Air Force Ford Fusion – YOU FINISHED EARLY.  WHY?  “We’re...

Aric Almirola Coca-Cola 600 Recap

Aric Almirola started the 400-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway from the pole position. Almirola finished the Coca-Cola 600 in the 16th position. Here is a recap of his night: Almirola earned his first pole in his 47th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and first points race in a Sprint Cup car at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. Almirola and...

Marcos Ambrose Coca-Cola 600 Recap

Marcos Ambrose started the 400-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway from the second position. Ambrose finished the longest race of the season in the 32nd position. Here is a recap of his night: Starting the 600-mile event in second place, Ambrose quickly took the point position from teammate Aric Almirola and was credited with leading the first lap of the...

Almirola scores first Sprint Cup pole

Thursday’s qualifying session at Charlotte Motor Speedway produced an all-Petty Motorsports front row for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the track. Aric Almirola got the No. 43 RPM Ford around the track in 27.988 seconds to claim his first-career Sprint Cup pole. “It’s really special to get my first pole at Charlotte,” Almirola said of claiming...

CUP: Almirola Wins Charlotte Pole

Aric Almirola outruns teammate Marcos Ambrose to win Coca-Cola 600 pole...

RotoWire NASCAR Barometer: Dover

The biggest weekend in racing every year is Memorial Day weekend, and with Formula 1, IndyCar and NASCAR all running big races, anyone can see why. Each race had an Australian starting on the front row, and it was Marcos Ambrose who carried the torch in NASCAR. He led the field to the green flag, kicking off more than 100 laps of green-flag racing, over a quarter of the distance...

Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte first Practice Times

Marcos Ambrose led the way with a lap of 28.539 seconds in the first practice for the Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte. Rounding out the top five was Landon Cassill, AJ Allmendinger, Greg Biffle, and Clint Bowyer. Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 28.539 Leader 2 83 Landon Cassill Burger King Real Fruit Smoothies Toyota 28.544 -0.005 3 22 AJ...
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